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allochthon
1. A geological formation not formed in the region where it is found because it was moved to its present location by tectonic forces.
2. A mass of rock that has been transported a great distance from its original place of deposition, usually by tectonic forces; such as, over thrusting or gravity sliding.
3. A rock mass formed somewhere other than its present location, which was transported by fault movements, large-scale gravity sliding, or similar processes.
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