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  Well-developed anticlines and synclines have structural contours that form closed loops like domes and basins. However, the contours are more elliptical in these structures. Anticlines have the shallowest contours in the center, whereas synclines are deepest in the center. Open ended anticlines and synclines form arches and troughs, respectively. Both structures may may display crescent-shaped or straight contours depending upon their size relative to the map scale.
 
 
A structural contour map showing an anticline (lower left) and a syncline (upper right) and the boreholes used to deduced the subsurface structure. (Click map to annotate.)
 
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