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hanging wall vs. footwall


noun
  1. the underside of the wall rock overlying a vein or bed of ore.
  2. a mass of rock overhanging a fault plane.
[ foot-wawl ]
/ ˈfʊtˌwɔl /

noun
  1. the top of the rock stratum underlying a vein or bed of ore.
  2. a mass of rock lying beneath a fault plane.

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