THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FOLD

Simple/Symmetrical fold This type of fold has two limbs of equal steepness. It results when the two opposing forces moving towards each other are of equal strength. Asymmetrical fold This fold has one limb steeper than the other. It results when one opposing force is greater than the other. Overturned fold This fold has one […]

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FOLDING

FOLDING A folding is the process by which rocks bend in response to the compressional force. Large scale folding occurred and massive layers of the earth’s crust were uplifted due to compressional force which push toward each other in opposite directions. The uplifted crust formed FOLD MOUNTAINS, example The Hilmalayas.  There are two types of […]

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