low-angle thrust

low-angle thrust

[′lō ‚aŋ·gəl ¦thrəst]
(geology)
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("Vale") carried out the first systematic exploration of the area in the 1990's, targeting gold associated with low-angle thrust faults and fold structures, completing 180 shallow reverse circulation drill holes (totalling 9,129 metres) outlining several near-surface gold occurrences.
Detailed analyses of larger anticlines reveal both steeper reverse faults and low-angle thrusts suggesting that the anticlines formed by several mechanisms.