Tilted Strata

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This illustration shows a rock formation that has a tilted strata. d p is the direction of the dip. Both the angle of slope and the direction are noted by the geologist: thus, it may be said of beds, the dip is 50 degrees to the south, or 45 degrees to the northwest, etc.


James D. Dana, New Text-book of Geology (New York: Ivison, Blakeman & Company, 1883) 53


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