overthrust fault


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o·ver·thrust fault

(ō′vər-thrŭst′)
n. Geology
A low-angle thrust fault in which displacement is on the order of kilometers.
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Noun1.overthrust fault - a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compressionoverthrust fault - a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression
inclined fault - a geological fault in which one side is above the other
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We consider that thrust faults as features of the Moldanubian overthrust fault.
states, "The additional lode mining claims comprise of 120 acres, which include portions of the Gold Hill overthrust fault, a major component of the Gold Hill ore block; therefore, it is a very valuable addition to Teryl's Gold Hill property.
bar] start into positive figures and thus express impulses showing subsidence in SE in respect to NW block, the general trend suggests an overthrust fault of the SE fracture block in the wall to NW.