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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. <ul><li>Some famous anticlines are: </li></ul><ul><li>Virgin Anticline, Southwestern Utah </li></ul><ul><li>Sheep Mountain Anticline </li></ul><ul><li>Dolores Anticline </li></ul><ul><li>Nemaha Anticline, Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>Como Bluff Anticline </li></ul><ul><li>Pinedale Anticline </li></ul><ul><li>Lao Jun Miao Anticline </li></ul>
  • 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. <ul><li>The opposite of an anticline is a syncline </li></ul><ul><li>Due to anticlines, areas like Pinedale Anticline project in 2005 caused 45 days of significant haze in the </li></ul><ul><li>Area of the Wind River Mountains and 55 days of significant haze in Pinedale </li></ul><ul><li>Although anticline may be good oil an gas drilling areas it is harmful to the environment </li></ul>
  • 6. Sources <ul><li>www.gly.uga.edu/railsback/VFT/VFTvirginAnticline.html </li></ul><ul><li>www.answers.com.topic/anticline </li></ul><ul><li>http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761587984/anticline_and_syncline.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://geology.about.com/library/bl/images/blanticline.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anticline </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratum </li></ul><ul><li>http://bio-geo-terms.blogspot.com/2007/12/anticline.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geology#Rock </li></ul>
  • 7. By: nibbles12
  • 8. Answer the following questions: What does anticline mean? Why are anticlines bad for the environment?

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