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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Depressed by faulting to a relatively lower level.

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Examples

  • The southern and northern boundaries of the valley maintained their characteristic differences, but the base rock was cracked and down-faulted to great depths between the river and the limestone foreland of the high southern mountain.

    The Plains of Passage

  • Akabah trough, the long narrow basin of the Red Sea, and the chain of down-faulted valleys which in Africa extends from the strait of

    The Elements of Geology

  • The eastern hole (line 150E) was designed to find the extension of Tinago veins at the area where a fault is inferred, to separate it from the Miswi vein system, the latter being previously interpreted to be the down-faulted continuation of Tinago.

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  • The target is positioned in a large down-faulted structural block adjacent to an up-thrown fault block containing a wedge-shaped breccia body.

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  • Of particular importance, geologic mapping has found that these same distal features (including a zone of breccia/brecciated limestone in-filled with abundant coarse-bladed barite, jasperoid mantos layers, jasperoid (+/- barite) veins/veinlets with anomalous copper and pathfinder metal content) can be traced in outcrop in continuous fashion for 1,200 meters semi-circular distance around the entire east and north sides of Cerro Cinchado (the down-faulted block).

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  • Alkali Flats is a structural basin, formed by a down-faulted crustal block overlain by younger volcanic rocks, of which some contain high lithium values and are considered to be the source of lithium found in subsurface brines in the Clayton Valley area.

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  • (including a zone of breccia/brecciated limestone in-filled with abundant coarse-bladed barite, jasperoid mantos layers, jasperoid (+/- barite) veins/veinlets with anomalous copper and pathfinder metal content) can be traced in outcrop in continuous fashion for 1,200 meters semi-circular distance around the entire east and north sides of Cerro Cinchado (the down-faulted block).

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