isoclinal


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isoclinal

[¦ī·sə′klīn·əl]
(geophysics)
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Tight to isoclinal upright folds affected all facies of the Aroostook-Matapedia sequence in east-central Maine and transposed layering in Carys Mills and Smyrna Mills strata is axial planar to the dominant folds.
In this shear zone, the fine-grained gneisses are deformed by isoclinal sheath folds (Fig.
Small isoclinal folds with axial planar S, schistosity were formed during this episode.
These drill holes, combined with Stage I drilling and geophysical inversion modelling, suggested that a large body of magnetite gneiss occurs in the area, possibly as an overturned isoclinal fold, with a south southeast dipping axial plane.
The orebody occurs in the axial region of an isoclinal fold, the limbs of which are separated by a thrust fault.
Various forms of minor folds that are found associated with the rocks of the Imphal Valley are Coffer (Box) fold, Sharp (Angular) fold, Isoclinal fold, Harmonic and Disharmonic fold.
It dips 25[degrees] north and is 10-40 m thick on average, but in places is deformed by tight isoclinal folding of the stratigraphic units.
The company believes that the mineralization, with the structural style of isoclinal folding indicates a Saddle Reef type; and considerable Au concentrations can be present.
From south to north, from the Gangetic Plain to Tibet, first there are the gentle foothills that rise to the first mountain spurs of the Siwalik (pre-Himalayan) Range, formed by detritic Pleistocene materials (coarse-grained sandstones, conglomerates, sands, and clays) and presenting a geological structure dominated by south-facing isoclinal folds, with frequent inverse faults and the beginnings of displacements.