Apex or Salient of Normal Fault

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Apex or Salient of Normal Fault

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Apex or Salient of Normal Fault:
Normal faults may intersect in the subsurface to form a fault apex or salient. Apices or salients of normal faults account for 3% of structural controls in the Great Basin.
Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle


Normal faults intersecting at a point in the subsurface to form the fault apex or salient. http://homepage.ufp.pt/biblioteca/SaltTectonicsNovo/Pages/Page19.htm

Faulds uses this term as a structural control found in the Basin and Range province of the US.

Apices or salients of normal faults account for 3% of structural controls in the Great Basin.[1]

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References

  1. James E. Faulds,Nicholas H. Hinz,Mark F. Coolbaugh,Patricia H. Cashman,Christopher Kratt,Gregory Dering,Joel Edwards,Brett Mayhew,Holly McLachlan. 2011. Assessment of Favorable Structural Settings of Geothermal Systems in the Great Basin, Western USA. In: Transactions. GRC Anual Meeting; 2011/10/23; San Diego, CA. Davis, CA: Geothermal Resources Council; p. 777–783