Anticline

Anticline

Anticlinal fold

ANTICLINE, anticlinal fold (From the Greek words "anti" (opposite) and "klino" (incline) * EN: anticline, anticlinal fold; DE: Antiklinale, Antiklinalfalte, Saffel; FR: anticlinal; ES: anticlinal; RU: антиклиналь) is the fold of the layers of the rocks, which is facing with its convex part upwards (Figure 1), with the bedding of the more ancient rocks within the core (the middle syncline). There may be distinguished

according to the outline onto the horizontal plane: the linear anticline, if its length significantly exceeds the width; the brachyanticline, if its length is slightly more than width; the dome (see the "Geological dome" article), when its length and width are approximately equal. During the underground development of useful minerals, which are confined to anticline, they take into account, that the roof under the conditions of anticline works as the slightly sloping arch, and on this basis determine the limiting span of exposure of the roof.