Fold Mountains: Human Activity

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'Fold Mountains are not the ideal place for human settlement'.
Discuss the use of human activity in fold mountains. (6 Marks)

Life in Fold Mountains can be hard for many reasons. In the Himalayas, the height and the steepness of the land can make it very difficult to farm. As a result, farmers have cut steps into the land called Terraces. These create more flat land that is suitable for farming because the soil and water can be held in place.
Fold Mountains contain a range of important minerals, such as nickel, silver and gold. Consquentlu, in the Andes, mining is a popular activity. The Yanacocha Gold Mine in the Andes largest gold mine in the world, however transporting the mined minerals can be difficult. As the…

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