[meteorite-list] Slickenside: an interesting aside

From: Bernd Pauli HD <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:49:03 2004
Message-ID: <3BB0C367.586776C4_at_lehrer1.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Hello Again,

In the early days of impact cratering research, those conical
fragments of rock that we call shatter cones were merely thought
to be slickensides - BUT: the striations in slickensides are always
parallel, whereas in shatter cones they emanate in radiating bundles
from the tip of the cone. So, if you think your meteorite specimen
has got a slickenside surface, the striations should occur in parallel

Best wishes,

Received on Tue 25 Sep 2001 01:48:23 PM PDT

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