Not an astrobleme

A recent item (OGJ, Oct. 30, 2000, p. 35) states that the Potato Hills structure of Latimer and Pushmataha counties, Okla., may be a model for structural and depositional environments of proposed astrobleme features in the Gulf of Mexico. Richard Donofrio of the University of Oklahoma Exploration & Development Geoscience Institute is given as the information source.Having worked on the development of the Potato Hills field for GHK Corp. these past 4 years, I can state positively that we have found no indications of meteor impact. Neither structural enhancement nor the reservoir stratigraphy can be attributed to impact. The Potato Hills were correctly described in 1929 by H. D. Miser as a ...

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