shatter cone
noun Date: 1933 a conical fragment of rock that has striations radiating from the apex and that is formed by high pressure (as from volcanism or meteorite impact)

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  • shatter cone — Geol. a small, radially striated rock structure produced by intense shock, such as generated by meteorite impact. Also called pressure cone. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • shatter cone — noun : a conical fragment of rock that has striations radiating from the apex and that is formed by high pressure (as from volcanism or meteorite impact) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cone-in-cone structures — in limestone. Cone in cone structures are secondary sedimentary structures that form in association with deeper burial and diagenesis. They consist of concentric inter bedded cones of calcite or more rarely gypsum, siderite or pyrite …   Wikipedia

  • Cone — This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article …   Wikipedia

  • pressure cone — Geol. See shatter cone. * * * …   Universalium

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