sinistral fault

sinistral fault

[′sin·əs·trəl ′fȯlt]
(geology)
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8) is rotated counterclockwise relative to the rest of the peninsula, consistent with the presence of a sinistral fault along Northwest Arm (see below).
2008) and White and Goodwin (2011) These are parallel to a well developed family of sinistral faults on the Nova Scotia Eastern Shore (Fig.
However, at the contact between this deformed sedimentary unit and the adjacent lava flow, well developed NNE-striking brittle sinistral fault planes plastered with calcite slickenfibers can be observed (Fig.
Within 50 to 150 m west of the Black Cape Fault, a dense network of brittle sinistral fault planes striking roughly NE and plastered with calcite slickenfibers (Fig.
The eastern Gaspe structures are dextral faults striking NW to NNW, but the southern Gaspe structures discussed herein are sinistral faults striking NE (Figs.