neptunian dyke

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A sheet-like body of sand cutting through bedded sediment in a manner analogous to an igneous dyke. Neptunian dykes form by upward injection of liquefied sand through a fissure, often as a result of earthquake activity.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.