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              Mars- Mawrth Vallis  
Small Fractures within Light-Colored Deposits in High Resolution Strip
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The small fractures within the light-colored mineral
deposits represent highly fractured material. The areas of
small fractures are often crossed by the wrong fractures. 
The small fractures can be divided into two categories: 
random fracturing or sets of parallel fractures.

 Example of random fracturing

Collection of examples of small random fractures
   example A
   example B
   example C
   example D
   example E
   example F
   example G

Example of parallel sets of small fractures

Collection of examples of small parallel fractures
   example H
   example I
   example J
   example K
   example L

photo sources: Google Mars, USGS, JPL, University of Arizona
Source of photos: Google Mars with the original sources consisting of United States Geological Survey,
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the University of Arizona.

 Also visit: Cochise College Mars Landforms , Mars Explored, 
Cochise College Geology Home Page
 Roger Weller, geology instructor (  last edited:  10/27/15
 All views were derived from Google Mars and were originally obtained from the
 European Space Agency (ESA/DLR/FU Berlin).