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fault block

noun, Geology
1.
a mass of rock bounded on at least two opposite sides by faults.
Compare block faulting.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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Examples for fault block
  • 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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