transverse fault

transverse fault

[trans¦vərs ′fȯlt]
(geology)
A fault whose strike is more or less perpendicular to the general structural trend of the region.
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The middle part of the RTZ is 20 km long--from the Sudetic Marginal Fault to transverse fault near the village Otmuchow.
The RTZ is broken by many transverse faults of the NW-SE direction on its whole length (Vocilka 1982, Pouba and Misar 1961 and Buday et al.
The northernmost end of the Red Cloud fault is offset eastward by an unmineralized transverse fault for a distance of several hundred feet, the result being that the terminal section (almost entirely within the North Geronimo claim boundary) is enclosed by andesitic rocks on both the hanging wall and the footwall.
This fault seems to be transected by a younger transverse fault, left-laterally displacing the thick "camptonite" dyke at first tens of metres.
These two faults also terminate less prominent transverse faults (see Fig.
According to published sources, the reservoir is characterised by three transverse faults which divide it into four compartments.
The overall magnetic pattern shows evidence of dextral shear deformation, which produced sigmoid geometry with some oblique offsets, and late transverse faults.