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HOW ARE FOLD MOUNTAINS FORMED ? | GS ARTICLES

 

<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:black”>Fold mountains are created where two or more of Earth&rsquo;s&nbsp;tectonic plates are pushed together. At these colliding, compressing boundaries, rocks and debris are&nbsp;warped and folded into rocky outcrops,&nbsp;hills, mountains, and entire&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”>mountain</span></span></span><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:black”>&nbsp;ranges.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>
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<li style=”margin-bottom:5px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:normal”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:#231f20″>Where an area of sea separates two plates, sediments settle on the sea floor in depressions called geosynclines. These sediments gradually become compressed into sedimentary rock.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:5px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:normal”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:#231f20″>When the two plates move towards each other again, the layers of sedimentary rock on the sea floor become crumpled and folded.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:5px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:normal”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:#231f20″>Eventually the sedimentary rock appears above sea level as a range of fold mountains.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:5px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:normal”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:#231f20″>Where the rocks are folded upwards, they are called&nbsp;<b>anticlines</b>. Where the rocks are folded downwards, they are called&nbsp;<b>synclines</b>. Severely folded and faulted rocks are called&nbsp;<b>nappes</b>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”><span style=”color:#333333″>The Himalayas in Asia, the Andes Mountains in South America and the Alps Mountains in Europe are some examples of fold mountains.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

 

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