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Shear sense indicator > Tearing edge
PREFERRED TERM
Tearing edge  
DEFINITION
  • Morphological steps on brittle faults or slickensides that are formed during fracture propagation. Tearing edges can form along asperities in the fracture plane or in the vicinity of fibrous crystals developed on such planes.
BROADER CONCEPT
CONTRIBUTOR
  • ebnmar
CREATOR
  • ebnmar
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Abrisskante

German

URI
http://resource.geolba.ac.at/structure/36
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