Deformation Microstructures in Quartzo-Feldspathic Rocks

Jan Tullis, Brown University

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This site contains a collection of photomicrographs and accompanying descriptions of naturally and experimentally deformed rocks. These images illustrate microstructures resulting from a variety of deformation processes that are operative in the crust. Rock types include quartz-rich rocks, feldspar rocks. quartzofeldspathic rocks, pyroxenites, diabases, mantle rocks, and polyphase rocks. Each image has text describing the photomicrograph. A reference list is also provided.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Solid Earth
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology