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Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

pp 1087-1087

Monomictic Breccia

  • Daniele PintiAffiliated withCentre GEOTOP, Université du Québec à Montréal Email author 


A monomictic breccia is a clastic sedimentary rock composed of angular clasts having a single origin. The term monomictic also refers to a specific process of brecciation produced from rock deformation by shearing and granulation. Shear stress is produced during tectonic events or meteoric impact.

See also


Crater, Impact

Impact Melt Rock


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