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This site, which accompanies an introductory structural geology class at the University of Leeds, UK, contains information on faults. Topics include normal faults, thrust faults, strike-slip faults, faults and stress, and soft-linked fault systems. The site features explanations of the three basic types of faults with informative diagrams and a photo gallery.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Structural geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Except where otherwise stated, copyright of all materials resides with the University of Leeds. No material may be altered to any degree without the University's written consent.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-671
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Dr Geoff Lloyd
School of Earth and Environment
University of Leeds