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Every Place Has Its Faults
This site covers the four main types of faults (not including growth faults): the normal fault, reverse fault, transcurrent (strike-slip) fault, and thrust fault. Animations show the type of movement for each different type of fault. There is a section on the initial stage of a landform, containing a diagram of a graben and horst system. Also included are photographs of fault scarps along Hebgen Lake, Montana.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Structural geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
This page and its graphics are copyright 1997 by Dr. M. Mustoe.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-532
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Dr M. Mustoe
University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Geography Department