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syn·cli·nal

(sin'kli-năl),
Denoting two structures inclined one toward the other.
[G. syn- klinō, to incline together]
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synclinal

(sĭn-klī′năl) [Gr. synklinein, to lean together]
Inclined in the same direction toward a point.
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The Vrancea Depression is situated between the Susita river in the north and the Ramnic river in the south and is composed of several synclinal basins: Soveja, Tulnici, Naruja and Nereju (Fig.
The synclinal area in the far west of the country has barely been touched by exploration.
East of Island Mountain, in the area of both the MC and IM mines, the ophiolitic rocks are mainly talc-carbonate-altered ultramafic cumulates that form discontinuous and isolated synclinal tongues within the underlying footwall sedimentary rocks.
Drilling in the latter part of the 2006 program showed significantly higher grade mineralization was intersected beneath the initial discovery zone, and this suggests the potential for an extensive high grade core area in the keel of the regional synclinal fold structure.
This is in keeping with the structural grain of the area, in which the trend of late Laramide fold axes is NNW-SSE, and the whole TACB may have poured into a synclinal valley.
The Target resource is a sedimentary gold bearing reef located on the western limit of the Witwatersrand basin, and is a synclinal structure plunging at an average inclination of 8[degrees].
The subdeserts show a special geomorphological feature: the synclinal slopes are occupied by sloping erosion embankments (glacis, or pediments, three to five in number, that developed during the Quaternary).
The nickel mineralisation occurs within a structurally modified channel in a synclinal fold with mineralisation extending to the west to the apex of the anticline and to the east associated with sediments up the eastern limb.
The Mengqiguer uranium deposit is located in the transition zone of Zakisitan syncline, which is an incomplete box fold with east-west-south side-flanks tilting to the northeast, and a synclinal axis dipping to the northeast.