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nonconformable contact

definition An unconformable contact between an underlying, older nonstratified geological unit (usually intrusive igneous rocks or metamorphics) and an overlying, younger stratified geological unit. more like this
source Neuendorf, K.K.E, Mehl, J.P. & Jackson, J.A. (eds), 2005. Glossary of geology, 5th Edition. American Geological Institute, Alexandria, 779 p. more like this
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