Roger Weller, geology instructor
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Morenci pit, Arizona
A breccia is a shattered rock, often found along a fault zone, where the rock
fragments have been cemented together by a mineral deposited from a solution
moving along the fault. In this example the cementing material is chrysocolla, a
hydrous copper silicate.
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