diagonal joint

diagonal joint

[dī′ag·ən·əl ′jȯint]
(geology)
A joint having its strike oblique to the strike of the strata of the sedimentary rock, or to the cleavage plane of the metamorphic rock in which it occurs. Also known as oblique joint.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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