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- An accretionary wedge or accretionary prism forms from sediments accreted onto the non-subducting tectonic plate at a convergent plate boundary. Most of...
- earth while still at least partially molten. These granules are not accretionary, but instead the direct result of liquid rock cooling as it travels through...
- the convergent margin. Convergent margins with growing accretionary prisms are called accretionary margins and make up nearly half of all convergent margins...
- Tephra from the Oruanui eruption, containing spherical accretionary lapilli...
- In geology, an accretionary complex is a former accretionary wedge. Accretionary complexes are typically made up of a mix of turbidites of terrestrial...
- minerals commonly exhibit elongated hexagonal prisms. An accretionary prism or accretionary wedge is formed from sediments that are accreted onto the...
- This causes the sediment to ac****ulate as a m**** of material called an accretionary wedge, which attaches itself to the upper plate. Volcanic island arcs...
- arc. Forearc regions are found at convergent margins, and include any accretionary wedge and forearc basin that may be present. Due to tectonic stresses...
- North American Craton   North American Craton   Deformed craton   Accretionary belt...
- 5 to 3.8 billion years old, called a craton. The craton itself is an accretionary complex of ancient mobile belts (mountain belts) from earlier cycles...
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