Hackly fracture | Article about hackly fracture by The Free Dictionary
hackly fracture[¦hak·lē ′frak·chər]
A break in a mineral characterized by jagged irregular surfaces with sharp edges.
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The surfaces of most of the horizontal bands described above bear a hackly fracture
pattern in which the hackles are oriented vertically, extending from the top to the base of an individual band (Figure 4(a)).