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An irregular, suture-like contact, produced by pressure dissolution (see pressure solution) of rock under deep burial conditions. Stylolites are most commonly found in limestones, and may be picked out by the concentration of insoluble clay residues along the stylolite surface. Up to 40% of the original thickness of a limestone sequence can be dissolved through stylolitization.

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