Anticline with Saddle Reef

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Anticlinal fold in sandstones and shales, United Kingdom. The white material in the hinge of the fold at the center of the photograph is quartz, and fills a void that opened up during folding. Such filled-in features are called saddle reefs. The axial plane dips steeply to the right. The fold has a tight but rounded hinge. Photo credit: John Ramsay.