Planet Earth: Topic 7 - Mountains
Different action acting on the rocks of the Earth's surface can cause different types of
mountains to form. Most mountains are large areas that have been ...
(Text 412) The uplifting due to the movement or heating of plates, which diverge,
converge or slide past each other.
When older rock ends up on top of younger rock the mountains formed are called ...
fault block mountains
(Text p. 413) American rockies where the basement rock is on top of the sedimentary
When sedimentary rock is squeezed from the sides and is too brittle to fold, it can break and
form into slabs that move up and over each other. This is an example of ...
(Text p. 413) Just like shingles on a roof (the Canadian Rockies are an example of thrust
This factor might be the best way to determine the age of a mountain.