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15.3: Activity 15B - Reading and Interpreting Block Diagrams

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  • 1. After erosion, where would you find the older rock layers in each of the following structures?

    a. An anticline:

    b. A syncline:

    c. A dome:

    d. A basin:

    2. Draw the appropriate map symbols, including strike and dip, for the fold on the map view below

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    Figure 15.26: Figure for Question 2 in Activity 15B.

    3. Draw the appropriate map symbols, including strike and dip, for the fold on the map view below.

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    Figure 15.27: Figure for Question 3 in Activity 15B.

    4. Draw the appropriate map symbols, including strike and dip, for the fold on the map view below.

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    Figure 15.28: Figure for Question 4 in Activity 15B.

    5. Draw the appropriate map symbols, including strike and dip, for the fold on the map view below.

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    Figure 15.29: Figure for Question 5 in Activity 15B.

    Attributions

    • Figure 15.26: “Block Diagram Practice #1” (CC-BY; Chloe Branciforte via Visible Geology)
    • Figure 15.27: “Block Diagram Practice #2” (CC-BY; Chloe Branciforte via Visible Geology)
    • Figure 15.28: “Block Diagram Practice #3” (CC-BY; Chloe Branciforte via Visible Geology)
    • Figure 15.29: “Block Diagram Practice #4” (CC-BY; Chloe Branciforte via Visible Geology)​