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FALSE STRATIFICATION [1 record]

Record 1 2016-02-25

English

Subject field(s)
  • Petrography
  • Geology
DEF

Apparent layering in some igneous rocks caused by structural features, esp. horizontal jointing, that have the appearance of stratification.

OBS

false stratification: An old term for cross-stratification ... used by Lyell ... The term is rarely used today.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pétrographie
  • Géologie
CONT

Certains ensembles ignés présentent une «pseudo-stratification». S'il s'agit d'ensembles volcaniques on peut souvent y distinguer des coulées successives, de compositions différentes, dans lesquelles on peut établir une véritable stratigraphie; souvent alors la minéralisation se localise à un certain niveau.

Spanish

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