Back slope

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  1. S. Wales. A slope with the stalls branching off and working the seam with back slips along the face. Nelson
  2. In geology, the less sloping side of a ridge. Contrasted with escarpment, or steeper slope; esp., the slope more nearly parallel with the strata. Also called structural plain. Standard, 2
  3. The term is used where the angle of dip of the underlying rocks is somewhat divergent from the angle of the land surface. The slope at the back of a scarp; e.g., the gentler slope of a cuesta or of a fault block. It may be unrelated to the dip of the underlying rocks. Also spelled: backslope. AGI
  4. Syn: dip slope

Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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