Formation of spaced cleavage and folds in brittle limestone by dissolution
W. Alvarez, T. Engelder, W. Lowrie 1976 Geology v.4, p. 698-701

Short, well written article that presents a nice case for the role of dissolution in cleavage formation and is an early article on this subject. This is a good article for a class discussion on cleavage and its formation, and students can be asked to comment on what they believe are the most compelling examples that support the authors' position.


This resource is referenced here:
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Maps, Map
Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations (Maps/Air Photos/Images/Cross Sections/Projections), Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones