major fold

major fold

[′mā·jər ′fōld]
(geology)
A large-scale fold with which minor folds are usually associated.
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The acquired gold mines located in three major fold belts of the PRC consist of Chifeng in Inner Mongolia (Chifeng), Ailao Shan in Yunan (Mojiang) and Xiaoqinling in Henan (Kangshan & Luanling) which have proven quality gold reserves, enjoy substantially lower costs of production compared with the average costs borne by other local and multinational gold mining companies.
The site features one major fold in the land, and the holes on the par 72 layout have been thoughtfully knitted around this feature, which will come into your thoughts on more than one occasion.
The trend of major folds is north-northeast to south-southwest direction which shows that most ofthe compressive forces are from the south-southeast direction.
Description:Pollen grain, monocolpate, amb oblong to oval elliptical, extremities rounded or blunt, colpus distinct, extending full length of grain, colpus broad in middle with sharp ends, usually marked by parallel, exinal folds on sides, folds Plano convex or biconcave in some cases additional intexinal folds may accompany the major folds, exine laevigate, 1.5 m thick.
As Claudia explains, "Being a minority in both caste and class, we moved about anyway on the hem of life, struggling to consolidate our weaknesses and hang on, or to creep singly up into the major folds of the gar ment" (18).