Diapiric Core

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Diapiric Core

 

the core of an anticlinal fold. A diapiric core is formed by complexly crumpled argillaceous rock or saliferous rock that is often crushed into breccia. Such a core, in the form of a plug, penetrates or ruptures the overlying strata that constitute the limbs of the anticline.

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