Chevron Fold geology | ... Fold (geology), Geology of Cornwall, Syncline on Fotopedia - Images

Chevron Fold geology | ... Fold (geology), Geology of Cornwall, Syncline on Fotopedia - Images

Geological folding involves the plastic deformation (bending, buckling) of a single or multiple strata, such as sediments and rocks, which were originally horizontal surfaces. Although even brittle rocks may undergo plastic deformation when stresses are applied over considerable periods of time (low strain rate). Beyond plastic deformation, rocks fail structurally and faulting occurs.

Geological folding involves the plastic deformation (bending, buckling) of a single or multiple strata, such as sediments and rocks, which were originally horizontal surfaces. Although even brittle rocks may undergo plastic deformation when stresses are applied over considerable periods of time (low strain rate). Beyond plastic deformation, rocks fail structurally and faulting occurs.

Sub-glacial folding and shearing of Quaternary sands, Denmark

Sub-glacial folding and shearing of Quaternary sands, Denmark

Geological Folds | Geology Page Diagram of the differences between Asymmetrical, Symmetrical and Overturned folds

Geological Folds | Geology Page Diagram of the differences between Asymmetrical, Symmetrical and Overturned folds

The Art of Rock Folding by Ern Mainka--Geological rock folding in sedimentary layers on beach coastline, Croajingalong National Park, Victoria, Australia. Approx 5×3 foot section shown.

The Art of Rock Folding by Ern Mainka--Geological rock folding in sedimentary layers on beach coastline, Croajingalong National Park, Victoria, Australia. Approx 5×3 foot section shown.

Progressive formation of an asymmetric fold evolving into a thrust with related ramp anticline.  #ScienzeGeologichePage

Progressive formation of an asymmetric fold evolving into a thrust with related ramp anticline. #ScienzeGeologichePage

The term fold is used in geology when one or a stack of originally flat and planar surfaces, such as sedimentary strata, are bent or curved as a result of permanent deformation.

The term fold is used in geology when one or a stack of originally flat and planar surfaces, such as sedimentary strata, are bent or curved as a result of permanent deformation.

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