Moab Fault

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The Moab Fault, near Moab, Utah, USA is a well exposed and much studied geological fault. The Moab fault is an extensional fault that runs approximately NW-SE, passing to the west of the Arches National Park. The rocks on the SW side of the fault have been lifted up forming steep cliffs of Triassic Wingate sandstone and Chinle formation. At the north end of the Moab valley, there is a fault transfer zone, where the fault steps east. Go to the map ⬆⬆

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