VSS: Tectonic structures

A virtual sample set of structures that formed due to deformation
Examples in this collection include folds, faults, and strained samples and outcrops (bulk strain, cleavage, stylolites, mylonites, and shear zones).

Instructors can assign the identification and interpretation of some or all these structures as an in-class activity, a virtual laboratory experience, or an asynchronous homework assignment.

Structure 1

Structure 2

Structure 3

Structure 4

Structure 5

Structure 6

Structure 7

Structure 8

Structure 9

Structure 10

Structure 11

Structure 12

Structure 13

Structure 14

Structure 15

Structure 16

Structure 17

Structure 18

Structure 19

Structure 20

Structure 21

Structure 22

Structure 23

Structure 24

Structure 25

Structure 26

Structure 27

Structure 28

Structure 29

Structure 30

Gigapixel images on this page from various authors, including Callan Bentley, Robin Rohrback, Ron Schott, Alan Pitts, Marissa Dudek, Aaron Barth, Ian Stimpson, and Jeffrey Rollins.