Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The condition of being brecciated. See breccia.

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  • noun geology The formation of breccia such as by external shock

Etymologies

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brecciate +‎ -ion

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Examples

  • In homogeneous rocks the tendency is to open clean-cut fissures; in friable rocks, zones of brecciation; in slates or schistose rocks, linked lenticular open spaces; -- these influences exhibiting themselves in miner's terms respectively in "well-defined fissure veins,"

    Principles of Mining Valuation, Organization and Administration

  • Best results are from two of the four drillholes at Zone 4, where elevated gold values are associated with zones of brecciation and silicification.

  • The gold mineralization is structurally controlled and occurs in zones of quartz-sulphide veining and brecciation.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • The drillhole is not expected to contain significant copper mineralization, however, the intense alteration and brecciation in the drillhole is encouraging and has provided a new impetus to test the associated geochemical anomalies.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • These faults vary in width from a few meters up to 50 meters and consist of highly fractured and limonitic zones with varying amounts of silicification, brecciation and gold.

    Latest News from SYS-CON MEDIA

  • Drill hole CBX006 showed strong evidence of an extensive disruptive geological event associated with the circular features, with brecciation continuing to the end of the drill hole.

    StreetInsider.com News Articles

  • Athabasca Basin have circular structures associated with brecciation, alteration and uranium mineralization.

    StreetInsider.com News Articles

  • This showing comprises low sulphidation epithermal style quartz veining and brecciation coinciding with geochemical anomalies in soils and an NSAMT (Natural Source Audio Magnetic Telluric) structural target.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • -- Drill core recovery may be reduced because of the brecciation and soft unconsolidated material and hence the recovered material may not be representative of the material drilled.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Drill core recovery may be reduced because of the brecciation and soft unconsolidated material and hence the recovered material may not be representative of the material drilled.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

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