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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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.