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downthrow

(ˈdaʊnˌθrəʊ)
n
1. the state of throwing down or being thrown down
2. (Geological Science) geology the sinking of rocks on one side of a fault plane
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It presents alternating upraised (from Nd2 to Nd3 and at Nd5) and downthrown (centred at Nd4) blocks.
The subsurface data show that the basal unconformity of the Pliocene sediments is folded and downthrown to the east, indicating late Neogene to Quaternary tectonic activity under the current stress field.
It appears as a splay of the major Kalabagh Fault (Fig.3) and along this fault, the eastern flank of the Ziarat Pir Syncline is downthrown to the west.
The downthrown block of the fault records the transition from distal alluvial fan facies to the fluvial-palustrine environment of the Guadalentin Depression reaching up to Holocene times.
Pittsmont Dome Downthrown Block resource--This is the major portion of the Pittsmont Dome, the easterly of two nearly adjoining deep, pre-Main Stage deposits, the other being the Anaconda Dome (see below).
The wells in this field are located on the downthrown block of the major fault M2 (Figures 8(a) and 8(b)), in the rollover anticlines formed against the fault.
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From the model the mineralisation is seen to pinch and swell, and to be uplifted or downthrown laterally between holes, This is due to local faulting and folding which is evident at the surface in outcrops and trenches.
The Ikihoyuk structure is one of 17 mapped on 2007 3D seismic and is a downthrown fault trap with a structural closure of about 1.7 sq km.
They frequently have a "roll-over" anticline with four-way closure on the downthrown side of the fault and antithetic faulting in the downthrown block.
On the fault's downthrown wing local tectonic depression named Roztoki-Mokrzeszow graben, characterised by 350 m thick Tertiary formations, was discovered (Dyjor 1983, Dyjor and Kuszell 1977).