Axial-plane cleavage

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Cleavage that is closely related to the axial planes of folds in the rock, either being rigidly parallel to the axes, or diverging slightly on each flank (fan cleavage). Most axial-plane cleavage is closely related to the minor folds seen in individual outcrops, but some is merely parallel to the regional fold axes. Most axial-plane cleavage is also slaty cleavage. AGI
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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