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Planar structure > Shear zone
PREFERRED TERM
Shear zone  
DEFINITION
  • A broad planar zone of relatively intense localised deformation (shearing) in which progressive deformation is non-coaxial (Passchier & Trouw, 1996).
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • Shear zones can contain either brittle or ductile fault rocks.
CONTRIBUTOR
  • ebnmar
CREATOR
  • ebnmar
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Scherzone

German

URI
http://resource.geolba.ac.at/structure/30
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