low-angle fault

low-angle fault

[′lō ‚aŋ·gəl ¦fȯlt]
(geology)
A fault that dips at an angle less than 45°.
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The second hole is underway approximately 350 metres to the north and is currently above the low-angle fault in Mississippian clastic rocks, which the Company's geologists believe could act as a "cap rock" by ponding mineralizing fluids beneath the low-angle fault at this location.
Drilling on the Pozo target, a few hundred metres to the southeast of El Creston, intersected gold mineralisation associated with a low-angle fault contact between overlying sediments and basement gneiss.
High-angle surface faults may join these major crustal low-angle faults. Although in this region it is difficult to relate the surface motion to the seismic activity at depth.
Crustal extension along a rooted system of imbricate low-angle faults: Colorado extensional corridor, California and Arizona.
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