37 Relative Ages 2

Elizabeth Johnson and Cindy Kearns

Drag the letters to the list on the right, placing them in the correct order.  There may be more than one possible correct order. It is best to start with the oldest (bottom of the list) and work your way to the youngest.

Complete the relative age exercise above before answering the following questions:

Question 7. When did the folding occur? (choose 3)

  • before deposition of “F”

Question 8. What evidence did you use to support the timing between dike “A” and fault “B”?

  • principle of original horizontality
  • principle of continuity
  • principle of superposition
  • principle of cross cutting relationships
  • principle of inclusions
  • principle of baked contacts

 

Question 9.  What evidence did you use to support the timing between dike “A” and unconformity “H”? (choose 2)

  • principle of original horizontality
  • principle of continuity
  • principle of superposition
  • principle of cross cutting relationships
  • principle of inclusions
  • principle of baked contacts

 

Question 10. What type of unconformity is “H” in the area where it intersects “A”?

  • disconformity
  • nonconformity
  • angular unconformity

 

Question 11. What type of fault is “B”?

  • Normal Fault
  • Reverse Fault
  • Right-lateral strike slip fault
  • Left-lateral strike slip fault

 

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