Geology Final Exam: Mountain Building
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What are fault-block mountains?
Large blocks of rock created by tectonic and localized stresses in the Earth's crust(Basin and Range Province)
Processes that collectively produce a mountain belt
Small crustal fragments that collide and merge with continental margin.
A joining together along a major fault zone
the state of gravitational equilibrium between the earth's lithosphere and asthenosphere
Compare and contrast the Sierras and the Cascades.
Sierras: O/C Convergent, Batholith, Intrusive Igneous Rocks
Cascades: O/C Convergent, Composite Cone, Extrusive Igneous Rocks
Describe the subduction of the Farallon Plate and the effects on California geology.
Farallon plate subducted faster than it was being created at the divergent plate boundary. Juan De Fuca is a remnant of the Farallon Plate
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