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A d├ęcollement horizon in tectonics is a surface that acts as a gliding plane between two masses in a thrust fault relationship. A d├ęcollement horizon can either form due to a low bulk modulus between bodies (usually in lithologies such as marls, shales and evaporites), or can form along planes of high pore pressures. [1]

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  1. ^ Ramsay, J, 1967, Folding and Fracturing of Rocks.

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