ribbon structure

noun

Definition of ribbon structure

: a structure common in quartz veins consisting of narrow layers of quartz separated by thin dark seams of altered wall rock

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“Ribbon structure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ribbon%20structure. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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