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English: Schematic diagram of pressure solution accommodating compression/compaction in a clastic rock. Left box shows the situation before compaction. Blue arrows indicate the flow of particles in solution. Red arrows indicate areas of maximum stress (= grain contacts). Right box shows the situation after compaction. In light coloured areas new mineral growth has reduced pore space.
Date April 2009
Source Own work
Author Woudloper


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