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63.15: Tectonic structures

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    A virtual sample set of structures that formed due to deformation

    Examples in this collection include folds, faults, and strained samples and outcrops (bulk strain, cleavage, stylolites, mylonites, and shear zones).

    Instructors can assign the identification and interpretation of some or all these structures as an in-class activity, a virtual laboratory experience, or an asynchronous homework assignment.

    Structure 1

    Structure 2

    Structure 3

    Structure 4

    Structure 5

    Structure 6

    Structure 7

    Structure 8

    Structure 9

    Structure 10

    Structure 11

    Structure 12

    Structure 13

    Structure 14

    Structure 15

    Structure 16

    Structure 17

    Structure 18

    Structure 19

    Structure 20

    Structure 21

    Structure 22

    Structure 23

    Structure 24

    Structure 25

    Structure 26

    Structure 27

    Structure 28

    Structure 29

    Structure 30

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