Schlumberger
Oilfield Glossary
Oilfield Glossary
Language:
Search by Discipline
Terms beginning with:
# A B C D E F
G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T
U V W X Y Z
Tools

autochthonous

1. adj. [Geology]
Materials, especially rock masses, that formed in their present location and have not been transported. Fault surfaces can separate indigenous rocks from allochthonous rocks, although some allochthonous rocks are clearly delineated by their differing composition.
Antonyms: allochthonous
See: autochthon