bedding-plane fault

bedding-plane fault

[′bed·iŋ ‚plān ‚fȯlt]
(geology)
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Emplacement of the deposit was apparently controlled by a combination of lithologic and structural factors, perhaps imbricate bedding-plane faults. The mineralization seems to favor a stratum of densely welded lapilli lithic tuff within the volcanic pile, and, less so, the interlayered agglomeratic units.