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Basalt dyke eroded by sea, Geology

Fractures displacing banding, Geology, a Tiree image
Fractures displacing banding, Geology - Tiree, Scotland

Quartz crystals in banding, Geology
  

 

During tectonic movements in the earth these rocks have been sujected to stresses and strains. Here you can see how the banding has been displayed by fractures in the rock.

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