What are folds How are they caused Describe the various type of folds noticed on rocksDec 2011 Jan 2013

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What are folds? How are they caused? Describe the various type of folds noticed on rocks.(Dec- 2011) (Jan-2013)

What are folds? How are they caused? Describe the various type of folds noticed on rocks.
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A geological fold occurs 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.

Fold types
  • Anticline: linear, strata normally dip away from axial center, oldest strata in center irrespective of orientation.
  • Syncline: linear, strata normally dip toward axial center, youngest strata in center irrespective of orientation.
  • Antiform: linear, strata dip away from axial center, age unknown, or inverted.

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