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  • n. Plural form of mylonite.


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  • And speaking of mylonites once again, it turns out that mylonitic quartzite was rock of the week at All of My Faults Are Stress Related.

    Mylonitic Quartzite

  • Mylonites are one of my favorite types of rocks, and long ago I had a wonderful introduction to them in the Snake Range, a metamorphic core complex with mylonites along and below the main décollement, a low-angle normal fault sometimes referred to as a detachment fault.


  • Cherty quartzites interbedded with mylonites occur on the flanks of the Nandi hills, but their age is not known.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • Four muscovite grains separated from mylonites within the shear zone yielded 40Ar/39Ar plateau ages ranging from 128. 5-126.1 million years ago.

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