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Unformatted text preview: is known as a fault Components of a fault refer to handout Types of faults refer to handouts Tension may produce very steeply sloping faults, whereas compression (in brittle rocks) may produce shallowly sloping faults Block mountains and rift valleys Unconformities 1. Disconformity The most difficult kind of unconformity to recognize The sedimentary rock layers above and below it are parallel e.g. It can develop as sediment deposition is interrupted for a period of time (say, absent of water for a period of time) 2. Angular Unconformity Bedding planes in rock layers above and below the unconformity are not parallel The presence of an angular unconformity usually implies a significant period of erosion, as well as uplift 3. Non-conformity...
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course CIVIL CIVL taught by Professor Wong during the Spring '11 term at HKU.
- Spring '11