Slickenside



noun, Geology.
1.
a rock surface that has become more or less polished and striated by slippage along a fault plane.
noun
1.
a rock surface with a polished appearance and fine parallel scratches caused by abrasion during fault displacement
slickenside
(slĭk’ən-sīd’)
A polished, striated rock surface formed by one rock mass sliding over another in a fault plane.

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