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Fault in Crystalline rock

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

Fault in Crystalline Rock AMNH/R.Mickens

Exhibition Text

This near-vertical fault in granitic gneiss offsets a black basaltic dike.

AMNH collection

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Plate Tectonics

Keywords: Gneiss, Basalt, Plate tectonics, Faults (Geology)

Audience: General