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This exercise requires students to answer some questions about stress and fault mechanics that relate to geologic maps. In part A) students must draw a cross section and Mohr circles and make some calculations to explain the slip history and mechanics of two generations of normal faults. In part B) students interpret the faulting history and fault mechanics of the Yerington District, Nevada, based on a classic geologic map and cross section by John Proffett. keywords: geologic map, cross section, normal faults, Mohr circle, Coulomb failure, Andersonian theory, frictional sliding, Byerlee's law

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    Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis,Vocational/Professional Development Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120603184633811T,Geoscience,NSDL

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    English

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