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1 March 2010

Crucifix site 2: Horsts & grabens

So, those sediments we saw yesterday? They’re faulted in the area around the Crucifix Site. As this image shows, the style of faulting is normal faulting: Annotated with some color to jazz things up a bit: In normal faults, the upper block moves downward with respect to the lower block. They are typical of extensional tectonic settings. Numerous small faults here — a little bit of displacement on each: Ditto …


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