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Definition of Breccia

  • A rock composed of angular fragments either of the same mineral or of different minerals, etc., united by a cement, and commonly presenting a variety of colors.
  • a rudaceous rock consisting of sharp fragments embedded in clay or sand

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Angular Breccias in Lower Permian.
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Hence they differ from the volcanic rocks, not only by their more crystalline texture, but also by the absence of tuffs and breccias, which are the products of eruptions at the earth's surface, or beneath seas of inconsiderable depth.
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Australian cave breccias, with bones of extinct marsupials.
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Lower Permian sandstones and breccias of Penrith and Dumfriesshire, intercalated.
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Ossiferous breccias are not confined to Europe, but occur in all parts of the globe; and those discovered in fissures and caverns in Australia correspond closely in character with what has been called the bony breccia of the Mediterranean, in which the fragments of bone and rock are firmly bound together by a red ochreous cement.
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The genera Saurichthys, Hybodus, and Gyrolepis are found in both these breccias, and one of the species, Saurichthys Mongeoti, is common to both bone-beds, as is also a remarkable reptile called Nothosaurus mirabilis.
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Such breccias may have been partly the result of the subaerial waste of an old land-surface which gradually sank down and suffered littoral denudation in proportion as it became submerged.
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But the principal development of Lower Permian is, as we have seen by Mr. Hull's Table 22.1, in the northwest, where the Penrith sandstone, as it has been called, and the associated breccias and purple shales are estimated by Professor Harkness to attain a thickness of 3000 feet.
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ANGULAR BRECCIAS IN LOWER PERMIAN.
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Similar breccias to those before described are found in the more southern counties last mentioned, where their appearance is rendered more striking by the marked contrast they present to the beds of well-rolled and rounded pebbles of the Trias occupying a large area in the same region.
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Professor Ramsay refers the angular form and large size of the fragments composing these breccias to the action of floating ice in the sea.
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Among the objections which may be considered as fatal to Von Buch's doctrine of upheaval in these cases, I may state that a series of volcanic formations extending over an area six or seven miles in its shortest diameter, as in Palma, could not be accumulated in the form of lavas, tuffs, and volcanic breccias or agglomerates without producing a mountain as lofty as that which they now constitute.
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Here numerous proofs are seen of submarine eruptions, by which the argillaceous and sandy strata were invaded and cut through, and tufaceous breccias formed.
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Inclosed in these breccias are many angular and hardened fragments of laminated clay in different states of alteration by heat, and intermixed with volcanic sands.
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The hollows in some of the fragments of vesicular lava of which the breccias and conglomerates are composed are partially filled with calc-sinter, being thus half converted into amygdaloids.
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After the filling up or drainage of the ancient lakes, huge piles of trachytic and basaltic rocks, with volcanic breccias, accumulated to a thickness of several thousand feet, and were superimposed upon granite, or the contiguous lacustrine strata.
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I have described, in the first chapter, these Plutonic rocks as the unstratified division of the crystalline or hypogene formations, and have stated that they differ from the volcanic rocks, not only by their more crystalline texture, but also by the absence of tuffs and breccias, which are the products of eruptions at the earth's surface, whether thrown up into the air or the sea.
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He remarks that similar breccias with slickensides are observed on a minor scale where rocks of different composition and rigidity are contorted together.
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The opening of new fissures in the hardest rocks is a frequent accompaniment of such convulsions, and during the consequent vibrations, breccias must often be caused.
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Hull, Mr. E., on breccias in Permian.
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Examples of Breccia

Example #1
Permian Rocks of the Continent.
Example #2
Reptiles and Fish of Permian Marl-slate.
Example #3
They differ also by the absence of pores or cellular cavities, to which the expansion of the entangled gases gives rise in ordinary lava.
Example #4
Like the lava of volcanoes, they have been melted, and afterwards cooled and crystallised, but with extreme slowness, and under conditions very different from those of bodies cooling in the open air.
Example #5
The zones consist sometimes of layers of air-cells drawn out and lengthened in the supposed direction of the moving mass.
Example #6
Glacial drift of Northern Europe.