allochthonous

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allochthonous

adjective Referring to rocks, sediment or organic materials that originate at a distance from a particular system.

allochthonous

not made in situ, for example peat which has been deposited from plants grown elsewhere. Compare AUTOCHTHONOUS.
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The younger upper Windsor and Mabou Group beds that formed during second-stage extension are not overturned, and outside the younger second-stage detachment allochthon, where the older beds have been tilted only once, they are not overturned either.
This little peak is located near the eastern edge of the Cordilleran allochthons in central Yukon, separated from strata of the North American shelf and slope by two major faults, the Tummel and the Tintina.
The interpretation has led to a greatly increased knowledge of the detail of the geology in the immediate Shoal Point area and to a better understanding of the tectonic evolution of both the Cambro-Ordovician platform and the allochthons of western Newfoundland.