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fault line – a potentially disruptive division or an area of contention

fissure – a long, narrow crack or opening in the face of a rock.   Fissures are often filled with minerals of a different type from those in the surrounding rock.

fault line. (n.d.). Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. Retrieved September 07, 2013,from Dictionary.com website:http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fault line
fissures. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Science Dictionary. Retrieved September 07, 2013, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fissures
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