A relatively thin, broad mass of rock situated between two approximately parallel thrust faults.
- Individual thrust slices are thin and pinch out over short distances.
- The Central Pontides, to the north of the North Anatolian Fault, are dominated by thrust slices of Late Palaeozoic-Early Mesozoic age.
- These thrust slices were incorporated into the melange as they were exhumed, the interleaving occurring near surface.
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