fault breccia

noun Geology.

angular rock fragments produced by fracture and grinding during faulting and distributed within or adjacent to the fault plane.

Nearby words

  1. faulkner,
  2. faulkner, william,
  3. faulknerian,
  4. fault,
  5. fault block,
  6. fault line,
  7. fault plane,
  8. fault scarp,
  9. fault tree,
  10. fault zone

Origin of fault breccia

First recorded in 1890–95

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