dip slope


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dip slope

[′dip ‚slōp]
(geology)
A slope of the surface of the land determined by and conforming approximately to the dip of the underlying rocks. Also known as back slope; outface.
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Ningjiangbao landslide is distributed in a dip slope, the slip surface is dip to the Mingjiang river, and the sliding body is consisted of layer phyllite, most of the phyllite was lightly weathered.
The four significant modifications of the canal route within 90 years underline the scale of the challenge of lifting large ships the 326 feet over the limestone Niagara Escarpment and across its dip slope to Lake Erie, and hint at the daunting investment required.
Historic mining is evidenced by the removal of all soil material from the karstified dip slope of the overlying marbles.
The resistive body expresses itself at surface as a vuggy silica unit striking east west and forming a dip slope on the southern side of the central mineralised ridge.
The mudstone-volcanic contact is gently west-dipping and forms a dip slope with the mineralization present at shallow depths below surface.
Three exploratory drill holes are planned to test dip slope extensions of high grade silver veining.
The package is exposed on the east flank of the Morro do Vento hill and the slope of the hill is a dip slope averaging about 55 degrees dip to the east.
3 (end of tunnel) (a) At Boka 1, the dip slope of the hill is to the west and the mineralized zone dips approximately 40 degrees to the east.
In the Promontorio area the Veta Madre and associated stockwork and shear zones form topographic dip slopes making for easy drill targets and are readily accessible for potential surface exploitation.
The three to 36 metre thick Noche Buena zone dip slopes along the hillside and presents an open pit target where calculations based on a 0.