Syncline at Split Rock, Cheverie, Nova Scotia
Geologic structures in the most general sense include all parts of the Earth's crust where the properties of the rocks either:
That includes a lot! Structures can be conveniently classified as either:
'Structural geology' is generally understood to be the study of structures in this second category, though structural geologists need a good understanding of primary structures too.Click the links in the sidebar to explore the world of geologic structures.