Arabian Journal of Geosciences

, Volume 8, Issue 8, pp 6459–6463 | Cite as

Comment on “Some observations facing the interpretation of Waqf as Suwwan structure, SE desert of Jordan, as an impact crater”, by A. M. Abed et al. (2014), Arab J Geosci

  • Martin Schmieder
  • Elmar Buchner
  • Elias Salameh
  • Hani Khoury
Comment

Abstract

In their recent article, Abed et al. (Arab J Geosci DOI: 10.1007/s12517-014-1427-6, 2014) critically address the impact nature of the ∼6 km Jebel Waqf as Suwwan impact structure in eastern Jordan. We here comment on several statements the authors make in their study. Altogether, the presence of a very typical impact crater structure and morphology, well-developed shatter cones in situ, and planar fractures in combination with feather features and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)-verified planar deformation features (PDF) in quartz collectively fulfills several shock metamorphic criteria that convincingly characterize the Jebel Waqf as Suwwan structure as a complex meteorite impact structure well accessible for geologic study.

Keywords

Impact crater Shock metamorphism Planar deformation features Jebel Waqf as Suwwan 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Schmieder
    • 1
  • Elmar Buchner
    • 2
    • 3
  • Elias Salameh
    • 4
  • Hani Khoury
    • 4
  1. 1.Cagayan de OroPhilippines
  2. 2.HNU Neu-Ulm UniversityNeu-UlmGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Mineralogie und KristallchemieUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  4. 4.Faculty of ScienceUniversity of JordanAmmanJordan

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