hanging wall


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hanging wall

[′haŋ·iŋ ¦wȯl]
(geology)
The rock mass above a fault plane, vein, lode, ore body, or other structure. Also known as hanger; hanging; hanging side.
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Here, A and B are the measuring points of the footwall of fault, and A' and B' are the measuring points of the hanging wall of fault.
It is low-angle north dipping thrust and brings Eocene rocks in its hanging wall over the Chinji Formation of the Miocene in the footwall (Ahmad et al.
Gold mineralization occurs in distinct shear-vein zones in the Footwall and Hanging Wall to the porphyry, as well as within silica-flooded fault breccias (Bug Lake Zone) which are typically best developed in the footwall to the porphyry.
Disseminated nickel sulphides have been intersected in the hanging wall of Sleeping Giant on all drill sections and represent mineralization identified as being potentially economic in the recently released Preliminary Economic Assessment.
In the epimetamorphic schist of the hanging wall, this movement is marked by meter-long to 10-meter-long folds with an axial strike of N40[degrees].
If this model applies to the real earth, it's very dangerous for people living on the hanging wall of the thrust," says Brune.
The highest grade grab samples were collected from hanging wall veins located 100m from the sediment contact and the trenching efforts have continued to expand the strike length of the mineralized corridor to more than 2.
Finally in "step 3", the fault slip was applied by changing boundary conditions and making displacement in hanging wall side, depending on type of fault (normal or reverse fault).
Several splay structures and also gold-bearing highly silicified shale on the hanging wall.
Five holes were drilled in the north hanging wall volcanic rocks and intersected gold mineralization typical of the former producing Hallnor Mine and five holes tested the former producing Bonetal Mine.
The L62 deposit is situated around 200 metres away from the present development in the hanging wall of the Seabee Mine.
On the northern side, a transition toward higher temperatures adjacent to the Main Central thrust hanging wall is documented.