shear zone

noun

Definition of shear zone

: a zone of shear structure or of closely spaced approximately parallel faults that often becomes a channel for underground solutions and the seat of ore deposition

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“Shear zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shear%20zone. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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