Formation of a stylolite
http://www.geo.lsa.umich.edu/~vdpluijm/animations/stylolite.mov

Ben van der Pluijm, University of Michigan


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This webpage features a quick animation that demonstrates the formation of a stylolite, a microstructure that resembles a suture. The site enhances a student's understanding of this mechanism with its concise visualization.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology
Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics