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thrust slice

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Definition of thrust slice in English:

noun

Geology
A relatively thin, broad mass of rock situated between two approximately parallel thrust faults.
Example sentences
  • 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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