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What does "Anticline" mean? Anticline is a fold with strata sloping downward on both sides, from a common crust. In an anticline the older rocks will be at the center, while the new rocks will be on the outside. This A shape structure forms when A shape when crustal deformation occurs as a result of mountain building.
Anticlines can be very interesting to oil-exploration geologist because anticlines from large oil traps. “ A typical oil and gas reservoir. Oil is trapped by an impermeable cap rock, and rests within a porous reservoir rock.”
The opposite of an anticline is a syncline
Due to anticlines, areas like Pinedale Anticline project in 2005 caused 45 days of significant haze in the
Area of the Wind River Mountains and 55 days of significant haze in Pinedale
Although anticline may be good oil an gas drilling areas it is harmful to the environment