Classification of fault breccias and related fault rocks

@article{Woodcock2008ClassificationOF,
  title={Classification of fault breccias and related fault rocks},
  author={Nigel H. Woodcock and K. Mort},
  journal={Geological Magazine},
  year={2008},
  volume={145},
  pages={435 - 440}
}
Abstract Despite extensive research on fault rocks, and on their commercial importance, there is no non-genetic classification of fault breccias that can easily be applied in the field. The present criterion for recognizing fault breccia as having no ‘primary cohesion’ is often difficult to assess. Instead we propose that fault breccia should be defined, as with sedimentary breccia, primarily by grain size: with at least 30% of its volume comprising clasts at least 2 mm in diameter. To… 
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