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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Traps are mostly associated with block faulting. Reservoirs occur in fault blocks and in the drape associated with strata over-lying blocks.
There is some folding, but the mapping I did shows that block faulting with tilted (but unfolded) blocks bounded by faults is the norm on these three vineyards.
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.
Traps are mostly associated with block faulting. Fms occur in fault blocks and in drape associated with strata over-lying blocks.
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.