Abstract

Many traditional terms for fault-related rocks have undergone recent dynamic metamorphism under high-pressure discussions by various groups of specialists. A generally acceptable simplified framework encompassing these and associated structural terms is now needed for many geologic, engineering, and legal purposes. Such a framework is proposed here, focusing on a rate-of-strain versus rate-of-recovery diagram and relating this framework to the products of brittle and ductile deformation along faults.

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