block faulting

block faulting

[′bläk ‚fȯl·tiŋ]
(geology)
A type of faulting in which fault blocks are displaced at different orientations and elevations.
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Block faulting at the margins of mineralized blocks is currently interpreted as the cause of not intersecting mineralization at these localities.
Most oil and gas resources migration towards the basin flanks will accumulate in stratigraphic, structural traps; intra basement block faulting and top basement structure [11].
Traps are mostly associated with block faulting, as might be expected in a rift area, and reservoirs occur within the fault blocks and in the drape associated with strata overlying individual blocks.
The system is also open to the south and east and block faulting may have moved a portion of the system much closer to surface.
Traps are mostly associated with block faulting, as might be expected in a rift area, and reservoirs occur both within the fault blocks and in the drape associated with strata overlying individual blocks.
Some typify block faulting forming horst and graben-like features.
Block faulting and numerous gullies cut the strata-bound formation exposing the sequence containing the target horizons, presenting a very accessible mineralized system for exploration, rapid development and low-cost exploitation.