School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

This site, which accompanies an introductory structural geology class at the University of Leeds, UK, contains information on faults. Topics include normal faults, thrust faults, strike-slip faults, faults and stress, and soft-linked fault systems. The site features explanations of the three basic types of faults with informative diagrams and a photo gallery.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Structural Visualizations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations (Maps/Air Photos/Images/Cross Sections/Projections), Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Solid Earth:Structural Geology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology