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  • 1. Anticline
  • 2. 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.
  • 3.
    • Some famous anticlines are:
    • Virgin Anticline, Southwestern Utah
    • Sheep Mountain Anticline
    • Dolores Anticline
    • Nemaha Anticline, Kansas
    • Como Bluff Anticline
    • Pinedale Anticline
    • Lao Jun Miao Anticline
  • 4. 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.”
  • 5.
    • 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
  • 6. Sources
    • www.gly.uga.edu/railsback/VFT/VFTvirginAnticline.html
    • www.answers.com.topic/anticline
    • http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761587984/anticline_and_syncline.html
    • http://geology.about.com/library/bl/images/blanticline.htm
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anticline
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratum
    • http://bio-geo-terms.blogspot.com/2007/12/anticline.html
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geology#Rock
  • 7. By: nibbles12
  • 8. Answer the following questions: What does anticline mean? Why are anticlines bad for the environment?