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syncline

a downward fold of stratified rock in which the strata slope towards a vertical axis

Syncline

 

a fold of stratified rock that is convex downward. Younger rocks occur in a syncline’s core rather than on its limbs. Synclines alternate with anticlines— folds of rock strata that are convex upward.

syncline

[′sin‚klīn]
(geology)
A fold having stratigraphically younger rock material in its core; it is concave upward.
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Some of these thinner Muthaymimah beds, especially in the core of the syncline, display Bouma sequences indicative of calciturbidites.
In the Coll de Nargo syncline most of the multiple egg-bearing sites (Appendix 1) in the localities of Sallent, El Codo, Pinyes Est, Santa Eulalia, La Teuleria, Cal Fontanet, and Els Encerris yielded a single oospecies, Megaloolithus siruguei (Appendix 2).
A single large fold, the Point Pleasant syncline, is present in the area of detailed mapping.
Winner of five of his 11 starts in the US, Syncline is also a brother to Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes winner and Poule d'Essai des Pouliches second Seebe, the Listed Stardom Stakes winner Rimrod, and the stakes winner Skillington.
Volume 1, The Shechem Syncline, an expanded version of the Hebrew published in 1992, covers from the Dothan Valley in the north to Shechem in the southeast and the Samaria/Sebaste region in the southwest.
Coal from Deadfall Syncline near Point Lay is transported in 50-pound bags to the villages by barge and sled.
The altered volcanic rocks lie in a syncline bordered on the west, north and east by the altered sedimentary rocks.
The project is being developed by a joint venture between independent global infrastructure and private equity investment manager Foresight Group and Syncline Energy, a Victoria-based developer.
A local scaleout of the syncline thrust is present in the core of the Surghar Syncline that displays east-west trend.
The project covers the eastern limb and fold hinge area of the Millidie Syncline, including the Robinson Range Formation, which is a Proterozoic sequence of banded iron-formation, siltstone and hematitic shale.
These limestone members form three superstructures denominated as the Casavegas Syncline, Redondo Syncline and Castilleria Syncline (Wagner et al.