Faults: the fundamentals

  • Alex Maltman


Faults are perhaps the most frustrating structures to deal with on maps. On the one hand, they are tremendously important features, in both academic and industrial work. They can, for example, interfere with the predictions of the mining geologist and cause special problems for the civil engineer. Even non-geologists may well know something about faults, if only the devastating effects of earthquakes that can arise from earth movements along them. And faults are usually conspicuous features on maps.


Fault Plane Fault Surface Fault Trace Fault Displacement Topographic Contour 
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