diapir definition

  • noun:
    • An anticlinal fold in which a mobile core, such as for instance salt or gypsum, has pierced through the more brittle overlying rock.
    • An intrusion of a ductile rock into an overburden.
    • a domed stone formation where a core of stone has relocated upward and pierced through the more brittle overlying strata
    • An anticlinal fold where a mobile core, such as salt or gypsum, has actually pierced through more brittle overlying stone.
    • An intrusion of a ductile rock into an overburden.
    • a domed stone formation where a core of stone has moved upward and pierced through the more brittle overlying strata

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