16 January 2015
Friday fold: the Ross Sandstone, Ireland
Posted by Callan Bentley
Zoltán Sylvester has contributed today’s Friday fold, an anticline in the Ross Sandstone of Ireland:
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Thanks Zoltán! Happy Friday everyone.
Wouldn’t that be a monocline?
I reckon that depends on the greater regional context… What happens to the left – does it flatten back out to horizontal again? Does it arch down again to the right? In terms of pure description (not regional interpretation, understand), is there any functional difference between the anticline that is the upper “hinge” of a monoclinal step and an asymmetrical anticline without a surrounding monocline? 🙂