fault breccia

angular rock fragments produced by fracture and grinding during faulting and distributed within or adjacent to the fault plane.
[1890-95]

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  • Fault breccia — (IPA: /ˈbrɛtʃiə, ˈbrɛʃ /, Italian: breach), or tectonic breccia is a breccia (a rock type consisting of angular clasts) that was formed by tectonic forces. Fault breccia has no cohesion, it is normally an unconsolidated rock type, unless… …   Wikipedia

  • fault breccia — noun or fault rubble : a rock composed of angular fragments that have resulted from movement along a fault : crush breccia * * * Geol. angular rock fragments produced by fracture and grinding during faulting and distributed within or adjacent to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fault breccia —    The assemblage of broken rock fragments frequently found along faults. The fragments may vary in size from inches to feet …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Breccia — (pronEng|ˈbrɛtʃiə, ˈbrɛʃiə, it. breach) is a rock composed of angular fragments of several minerals or rocks in a matrix, that is a cementing material, that may be similar or different in composition to the fragments. A breccia may have a variety …   Wikipedia

  • Fault gouge — is an unconsolidated tectonite (a rock formed by tectonic forces) with a very small grain size. Fault gouge has no cohesion, it is normally an unconsolidated rock type, unless cementation took place at a later stage. Fault gouge forms in the same …   Wikipedia

  • Fault (geology) — Part of a series on earthquakes Types Foreshock • Aftershock • Blind thrust Doublet • Interplate • …   Wikipedia

  • fault — /fawlt/, n. 1. a defect or imperfection; flaw; failing: a fault in the brakes; a fault in one s character. 2. responsibility for failure or a wrongful act: It is my fault that we have not finished. 3. an error or mistake: a fault in addition. 4.… …   Universalium

  • breccia —    1. Angular fragments of rock, commonly, but not inevitably, cemented by finer grained materials including silica, iron minerals, and calcite to form a new rock. Many fault planes are marked by zones of broken rock, either loose or re cemented …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • fault rubble — noun see fault breccia …   Useful english dictionary

  • fault zone —    A fault that is expressed as a zone of numerous small fractures or of breccia or fault gouge. A fault zone may be as wide as hundreds of meters.    Compare: fault, fault line scarp.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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