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Properties of Faults

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This chapter focuses on the recognition of faults, their geometrical properties, displacement distributions, and the correlation of multiple fault cuts into continuous fault surfaces. Unconformities are treated here because, by truncating units at the map scale, they share characteristics with faults and need to be distinguished from faults.

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  • Fault Surface
  • Marker Horizon
  • Fold Limb
  • Rowth Fault

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Groshong, R.H. (2006). Properties of Faults. In: 3-D Structural Geology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-31055-6_7

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