Mountain Building

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wonton
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Mountain Building
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2010-07-23 15:29:19
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  1. What are shield areas?
    When a root of an eroded mountain range is exposed on the surface
  2. What is the name of the shield found in North America?
    Canadien
  3. What rock types are found in a shield area?
    • A. Metamorphic
    • B. Igneous
  4. The rocks of shield areas are ------- in age.
    Precambrian
  5. List three characteristics of a shield areas.
    • 1. Stable
    • 2. Flat
    • 3. Composed of precambrien rocks
  6. The term orogency refers to:
    The deformation of the crust to form mountains
  7. Mountains form by plate:
    Collision
  8. What type of mountains are produced by horsts and grabens?
    Fault block Mountains
  9. What types of faults produduce falut block mountains?
    Normal
  10. Mountains are supported by ------
    Roots
  11. Isostasy is?
    Less dense rock floating on more dense rocks
  12. List the two types of plate collisions that form mountains
    • 1. Continental- Continental
    • 2. Continental- Oceanic

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