Folds

Basic types of folds:

Anticline and Syncline


Folds
Chilhowee Group Quartzite
Mountain City Window


Chevron folds in shale
North Carolina or Tennessee


Folds in the Precambrian Baltimore Gneiss
Towson Dome, near Towson, Maryland
Hartley Mill Road, off Glenarm Road


Anticlines

Anticline
Wills Creek Formation (Silurian)
North of Hancock, Maryland, Rt. 70-522 exit ramp


Synclines

Syncline, eastern Tennessee


Syncline
Vandeveer Formation, Crab Orchard Mountain Group,
Pennsylvanian
near Ozone, Tennessee, Route 40/75 eastbound


Syncline
Cambro-Ordovician Limestone,
Charleton, MD (near Clear Spring) along Railroad Tracks


Overturned Folds


Overturned folds in the Baltimore Gneiss
Baltimore County, Maryland
Ensor Mill Road, along stream, off I-83.


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Fold diagrams used with permission of Bruce E. Herbert, Texas A & M University, Big Bend Virtual Field Trip

This page created by Pamela J. W. Gore
Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston Campus, GA
Page Created January 1997
Modified May 6, 1997
Modified October 18, 2000