fault trap

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Structure in which water, oil, or gas may be trapped on one side of a fault plane by an impervious horizon thrown above it by a fault. Compare anticlinal trap; reef trap; stratigraphic trap; structural trap; and unconformity trap.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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