Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Klippe

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1289

A klippe is an isolated remnant of an exotic rock body sitting on an in situ rock body. Klippes form by the erosion of a nappe or an overthrust. Klippes are generally surrounded by younger rocks and separated from them by a fault.

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