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tectonite

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In modern usage tectonites are metamorphic or tectonically deformed rocks whose fabric reflects the history of their deformation, or rocks with a penetrative fabric that clearly displays coordinated geometric features that indicate continuous solid (ductile) flow during formation.

The name was originally used for any rock formed by fluid flow, including sediments, metamorphic rocks, lavas, etc., and secondary tectonites were a subdivision for the metamorphic varieties (Hills, 1972), but this usage is rare nowadays.


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E. S. Hills (1972) Elements of Structural Geology. London, Chapman and Hall.

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