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Slickensides

By June 24, 2013

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slickensideSlickensides are the polished rock surfaces that sometimes form on faults. I've been occasionally adding to a slickenside photo gallery showing these features in detail, and this weekend I found two more examples (the first two) that should help you spot them. One nice thing about slickensides is that when you find one, you get to call out "Slickenside!"
Slickenside on a chert specimen — Geology Guide photo

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