Cortés et al. question the Azuara–Rubielos de la Cérida impact (Ernstson et al., 1985; Ernstson and Fiebag, 1992; Ernstson et al., 2001a) primarily because this event conflicts with their interpretations of the Tertiary geology of the Iberian chain (Aurell et al., 1993; Aurell, 1994; Cortés and Martínez, 1999). Accordingly, they focus more on the impacts than on our investigations of the cratered and fractured cobbles. In our paper, however, the main point was that previous models of pressure solution are incapable of explaining the features we observed in the study area, which...

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