Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mountain Types

Credits: top left-USA Today, top right-NASA, bottom left-Westfield State College.

Folded Mountains- Appalachians, bottom left, compressional stress.
Fault Block- Tetons, top left, compressional stress.
Convergence- Andes, top right, colliding plates.

The fourth type of mountains are domes from a large batholith which upwarps the crust. The Black Hills of South Dakota are an example of this type these types of mountains.

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