Thrust plane


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(Geol.) the surface along which dislocation has taken place in the case of a reversed fault.

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A steep walk up the ridge at its lowest point behind the municipal tip provides a stunning view of a thrust plane between these two formations.
The outcrops of Carboniferous sedimentary rocks upstream in Christopher MacLeod brook are now interpreted as a window through a shallow-dipping thrust plane that has transported the basement rocks over the younger rocks.
Steepening of bedding, reversal of dip direction, and in at least one location overturned bedding appear to be the drag effect of movement on the overlying thrust plane (Fig.
9), which reveals a regional north-east-southwest trend of gravity variations in the southeastern Cape Breton Highlands, oblique to the trends shown by the VGM analysis, mapped lithological variations, and the orientation of the thrust plane.
Movement on the thrust plane postdated the deposition of the Windsor Group carbonate and evaporite rocks (Visean, 342-327 Ma).
Iriana believes that further exploration is warranted to test the possibility of stacking of similar shallow dipping shear zones, particularly given the proximity of the shallow dipping thrust plane separating the volcanic/metasediment package from the overlying ophiolite sequence.
The degree of shortening shared by the local folds as well as inferred fold bands in between major thrust planes are less than the degree of regional shortening along the profile section nearby it.
Upper layers are folded with sharp anticlines along the thrust planes, which were prone to erosion and occupied by streams and major rivers.
Flat thrust planes, often intrabed dislocations and further the significant tectonic ramps (the systems of thrusts of a "ramp" and "flat" type are typical (e.
From the structural maps and from the mine documentation collected, a gradual reduction of an amount of transport on the thrust planes from the lower stratigraphic levels into the overlying strata is apparent.