One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of rock strata in contact) marking a discontinuity in the geological record, and typically not having the same direction of stratification.
- ‘At this locality, the upper layers of the Mishan Formation are truncated below the unconformable contact at the base of the overlying Agha Jari Formation.’
- ‘However, of greatest interest is the unconformable contact between the Wiens Formation and Neptune Group.’
- ‘This angular relationship has been interpreted as evidence for an unconformable contact.’
- ‘In this transect, the contact between the Carboniferous strata and the volcanic sequence appears to be an unconformable sedimentary contact.’
- ‘Along much of its exposed length, the unconformable contact was intensely sheared during subsequent ductile deformation.’
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