anticlinal axis


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anticlinal axis

[¦an·tē¦klīn·əl ′ak·səs]
(geology)
The median line of a folded structure from which the strata dip on either side.
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A northwest-striking fault, parallel to regional structural trends, bisects the property, while the anticlinal axis of the fold belt parallels this trend just off the northeast corner.
A group of quartz veins locally known as the Gammon Group occurs within the property along a NE trending anticlinal axis.