fault breccia


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fault breccia

[′fȯlt ‚brech·ə]
(geology)
The assembly of angular fragments found frequently along faults. Also known as dislocation breccia.
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Due to thrusting of this anticline the southwestern limb of Muzaffarabad anticline is mostly crushed showing fault breccia, mylonite, gouge and slickenside of bed rocks.
The tectonic contacts demonstrate abundant evidence for brittle deformation, with the development of cataclasite, fault breccia, and chatter marks.
The measurements of the coal quality parameters: moisture, ash, calorific value, density, total sulphur, pyrite sulphur and sulphate sulphur were made in the fault breccia at the distance of 0-10 m from the fault plane.
Fault breccia, if present, should be exposed only in fault zones and its composition should represent a mixture of Lower Silurian to Upper Devonian strata.
Further the southwestern limb of the Muzaffarabad anticline physically shows fresh fault breccia, mylonite and gouge line and their downwardflow revealing the recent active nature ofthis thrusted anticline.