The work by Kovaleva et al. (2018) deals with a narrow vein of pseudotachylitic breccia in a single granitic clast in a dike of Vredefort impact melt rock, the Vredefort Granophyre, on farm Daskop 1103. There are a number of issues with this paper and its editing, which require discussion, and the issue of geovandalism and geoheritage protection is pertinent in this context and is commented on.

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What is so special about this site? This location of Vredefort Granophyre is adorned by a suite of exceptional petroglyphs. Consequently, it represents a Rock Art heritage site. According to the National Heritage...

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