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Dikes and faults are denominated upthrow or downthrow, according to the position they are met with in working the mine.A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
There has also been a certain amount of upthrow owing to the hydrostatic pressure.THE BIRTH-TIME OF THE WORLD AND OTHER SCIENTIFIC ESSAYSJ. (JOHN) JOLY
With dip faults the crop is carried forward (down the dip) on the upthrow side.ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 2VARIOUS
Thrust faults hade to the upthrow; the hanging wall has gone up.THE ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGYWILLIAM HARMON NORTON
The higher side is called the heaved or upthrow side; the opposite side the thrown or downthrow side.THE WONDER BOOK OF VOLCANOES AND EARTHQUAKESEDWIN J. HOUSTON

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