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15: Geological Structures

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    After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Understand the different types of stress that rocks undergo, and how rocks respond to stress.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of strike and dip.
    • Recognize the different types of folds and faults, and the forces that create them.
    • Use block diagrams to interpret geologic features.

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