Metamorphic Geology of Leornian

Unit: PR16

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The foliation in the rock is parallel to the lithological banding. This foliation (and the banding) is disrupted by small-scale folds - crenulations. Axial to these folds, a penetrative cleavage is developed - a crenulation cleavage. Note that this cleavage does not have a constant orientation: it may become deflected on passing from one lithological unit to another. This feature is called cleavage refraction.

Scale: coin is 26 mm in diameter

Grid reference: 955 255

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