thin-skinned structure

thin-skinned structure

[′thin ¦skind ′strək·chər]
(geology)
Any large-scale structure, such as a fold or fault, confined to and originating within a thin layer of rocks above a surface of décollement.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The greater width of the Sulaiman range suggests that it is a thin-skinned structure thrusted southwards on a weak decollement above a low-angle, northwestwards dipping basement.