This includes the major fault types and structures:

Normal fault

Thrust (reverse) fault

Strike-slip (left) fault

Strike-slip (right) fault

Oblique fault



All students need is a printer, scissors, and glue to make a 3-D model.


These models were developed by Tau Rho Alpha and myself as part of resources for Geoscience Australia and then The Geological Society fo America – both now giving them away for free.


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Fault Model Package