Minor structures
DMT structures Structures indicative of Diffusional Mass Transfer
fault features Minor structures on faults
Extending layers Extending layers: How to deduce that layers and lines have been extended
Types of cleavage Different types of cleavage
Tension gashes Tension gashes: what are tension gashes and how do they form?
Vergence / facing How minor folds can be used to deduce larger fold geometry - beware this links into the folds site so return navigation may be tricky.
ductile structures Ductile structures
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Deformation structures that can be observed directly in individual outcrops (of say a few metres across) or with the naked eye in hand specimen are commonly referred to (rather disparagingly) as "minor structures". They nevertheless underpin many structural interpretations - they are the building blocks that allow understanding of larger scale structures. The set of icons opposite provide links to collections of structures.

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