fault block

noun Geology.
a mass of rock bounded on at least two opposite sides by faults.
Compare block faulting.


Origin:
1895–1900

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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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