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8 December 2010

Geology Word of the Week: F is for Fabric

Poikilitic texture. Image from About.com (Geology). def. Fabric: The arrangement of the elements (minerals, textures, fossils, layers) that make up that rock. The fabric of a rock is basically the pattern of the rock. In geology, like in many scientific and non-scientific specialties, everyday words often take on new meanings. Everyday words such as fault, joint, layer, reef, slip, mantle, blast, cauldron, dip, strike, exposure, and many others have specific …

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