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fault block

noun, Geology
a mass of rock bounded on at least two opposite sides by faults.
Compare block faulting.
Origin of fault block
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Scientists use certain terms to describe the direction of one fault block in relation to the other block.
  • Syncline and anticlines of lower fault block in foreground.
  • Many of the fault block mountains are underlain by carbonate rocks which provide groundwater flow paths between basins.

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