bedding-plane parting

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A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • parting —    The separation of sedimentary rock along bedding planes [16].    Synonyms: bedding plane; bedding plane parting.    See also bedding plane …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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