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Footwall

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Noun

1. footwall

the lower wall of an inclined fault

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Footwall

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noun
the rocks on the lower side of an inclined fault plane or mineral vein
Compare hanging wall

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Footwall

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noun
the side beneath an inclined fault, vein, lode, or other type of ore body

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Footwall

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n.
Geology
1. The mass of rock underlying a mineral deposit in a mine.
2. The underlying block of a fault having an inclined fault plane.

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