Introduction Introduction
Describing folds Describing folds
Fold mechanisms Fold mechanisms
Polyphase folds Polyphase folds
Picture gallery Picture Gallery

This site provides a collection of material on folds - one of the most common form of tectonic structures. You can gain access to topics by clicking on the icons on the right. If you are new to geology then start at the introduction. The sections on describing folds and fold mechanisms are particularly suited to first year undergraduates (especially those taking the module EARS1053 in Leeds!) as these cover much of the key material. The section on polyphase folding is more advanced. If you would like a tour of the wonderful range of fold structures then why not flick through the picture gallery?

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