shear structure

shear structure

[′shir ‚strək·chər]
(geology)
A local structure in which earth stresses have been relieved by many small, closely spaced fractures.
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Reconnaissance geochemical sampling completed on a regional scale by earlier explorers outlined extensive surface gold anomalism associated with a major shear structure in the east of the licence.
The three intercepts define a northeast-trending, steeply south-dipping mineralized shear structure, which would approximately parallel the strike/dip of the West zone, which is open along strike and down dip.
A multistory shear structure (N-story) can be modeled as a one-dimensional lumped mass shear model, as shown in Figure 1.
Addition of the Marahui-Kineta-Bouna applications now provides the Company with over 75km strike of the highly prospective and gold mineralised Konkera, Wa-Lawra Shear structure and its associated splays.
The Campoona shear structure continues to the south for several kilometres.
Located in Hefei Economic and Technological Development Area, the Project will be built in the frame shear structure, covering No.