Shear joint

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Shear joint [geometric and kinematic]: a joint that displays and was formed by a minor shear displacement (e.g., Qidong and Peizhen, 1982). The term is rejected by Pollard and Aydin (1988) because any shear displacement would make the fracture a fault.(From Peacock et al., 2016, Glossary of fault and other fracture networks, J. Structural, Geology, 92, 12-29).