shear fold

shear fold

[′shir ‚fōld]
(geology)
A similar fold whose mechanism is shearing or slipping along closely spaced planes that are parallel to the fold's axial surface. Also known as glide fold; slip fold.
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The main structures propagated in this phase are mylonitic and S-C fabric, Minerals fish and lensoid structures, and shear folds. The third deformation phase is the semi-brittle phase and fractures and brittle faults are the results of this phase.
A 2 km wide shear zone is present between Thalpan and Thak villages which is characterized by its north-south orientation, shear folds and the presence of sheared tonalite.