cross fault

cross fault

[′krȯs ‚fȯlt]
(geology)
A fault whose strike is perpendicular to the general trend of the regional structure.
A minor fault that intersects a major fault.
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The Lapon Gold Project is cut by a series of steeply dipping cross fault structures cutting across the Walker trend, analogous to other cross fault structures responsible for many gold and base metal deposits in the world.
This study aims to interpret the limited available seismic and well data to evaluate the structural trap and the sealing affect to check the cross fault leakage through Allan Diagram.
Compilation work and geological interpretation is now underway to model the cross fault displacement and determine the potential locality of the western offset of the deposit.
Where pipelines cross fault zones and a break cannot be avoided, the district is constructing a bypass system in order to circumvent a break after it happens.
With increasing strain, the angle between the strike of newly developed cross faults and the shear direction diminishes.