footwall definition

  • noun:
    • Geology The size of stone fundamental a mineral deposit in a mine.
    • Geology The underlying block of a fault having an inclined fault airplane.
    • The area of stone that runs below a diagonal fault-line (the corresponding upper part being the hanging wall surface).
    • the reduced wall surface of an inclined fault
    • Geology The size of stone underlying a mineral deposit in a mine.
    • Geology The underlying block of a fault having an inclined fault jet.
    • The part of rock that stretches below a diagonal fault line (the matching upper part being the hanging wall).
    • Geology The mass of rock underlying a mineral deposit in a mine.
    • Geology the root block of a fault having an inclined fault plane.
    • The area of rock that runs below a diagonal fault line (the corresponding upper part becoming the hanging wall).
    • the lower wall surface of an inclined fault
    • the reduced wall surface of an inclined fault
    • Geology The mass of stone underlying a mineral deposit in a mine.
    • Geology The underlying block of a fault having an inclined fault plane.
    • The section of rock that runs below a diagonal fault-line (the matching top section being the dangling wall surface).
    • the lower wall surface of an inclined fault
    • Geology The size of rock underlying a mineral deposit in a mine.
    • Geology the root block of a fault having an inclined fault airplane.
    • The portion of stone that extends below a diagonal fault-line (the corresponding upper part becoming the holding wall surface).
    • the lower wall surface of an inclined fault

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