Brachyanticline

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Brachyanticline

 

a short anticlinal fold of layers of rock having an oval cross section. The layers of rock that form the brachyanticline slope away from the central portion of its crest on all sides. A brachyanticline is represented on a geological map in the form of concentric oval rings, with the older rocks located in the center; the rocks become progressively younger toward the periphery.

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However within the area of Verhny Uslon settlement where Volga envelopes Verkhneuslonsky brachyanticline the core of which is composed of Permian limestones and dolomites resistant to erosion the offset value does not exceed 8-10 km.
Its eastern side is built up of the Snieznik Massif crystalline rocks, whereas the western side is composed of the Coniacian Idzikow Conglomerates which form the top of the Idzikow Brachyanticline. The graben is bounded on the east and the north by the Wilkanow and Krowiarki faults, respectively.
the "Idzikow Brachyanticline", the "(Waliszow) Kamienna Graben" and the "Dlugopole Zdroj Horst" have been recently introduced to the literature for the well known regional tectonic units (Badura et al., 2002; Badura et al., 2003).
First of all, the rocks of the UNKG crystalline basement crop out exclusively in the axial part of the graben in the central part of the Dlugopole Brachyanticline nearby Dlugopole Zdroj.
the Bystrzyca Klodzka brachyanticline and the Idzikow Brachysyncline reflect great similarities.
The terms "Dlugopole brachysyncline" and "Idzikow brachyanticline" have been used on purpose, contrary to their nearly one hundred year old nomenclature.
The zone is characterised by the occurrence of the approximately NW-SE striking folding units (brachy-synclines and brachyanticlines) and the NW-SE striking faults, copying the course of the basin border and axes of the folding units.