Extracting information from folds in rocks.

Peter J Hudleston

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Folds in rocks form by 3 processes: buckling; bending; and passive folding. Geometrical properties and strain distribution help to identify which processes produced natural folds, and also provide information about the mechanical properties and relative competence of the rocks, and the sense of shear in shear zones. Complex interference patterns may result from a single deformation of bulk simple shear and it may be possible to interpret some classic areas of multiple deformation in these terms.-from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-245
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Geological Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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