Fold mountains

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How are fold mountains formed?
When plates collide at a destructive margin
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What happens when tectonic plates collide?
the sedimentary rock rocks thagt have built up between them are folded and forced upwards to form mountains
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Where are fold mountains found?
destructive margins and places where there used to be destructive plate margins
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For example?
The west coast of North America
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What plates collide to form a fold mountain?
Continental plate and oceanic plate
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For example?
The andes in South America
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You also get a fold mountain formed by two continental plates for example?
The himalayas in Asia
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Give 3 conditions of a fold mountain?
rocky with steep slopes
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What are made in the highest bits of the fold mountains?
snow and glaciers
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What are built between the mounatins?
lakes
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What are the 5 things human use for fold mountains?
farming , hydro-electric power, mining , forestry , tourism
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What are the higher mountain slopes used for?
Higher mountain slopes are not great for growing crops so they are used to graze animals such as mountain goats
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What are the lower slopes used for?
They are used to grow crops
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What are the steep slopes used for?
terraced to make growing crops easier
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What are ideal to generate hydro electric power?
Steep sided mountains and high lakes ( to store water)
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Fold mountains are a major source for?
metal ored
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Steep slopes make access to the mines difficult so whta is made?
So zig zag roads have been carved out on the sides of some mountains to get to them
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Fold mountain ranges are a good enviroment to grow?for example?
some type fo tree such as confiers
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Conifers are grown on steep valley slopes and are used for things such as?
fuel , building material ,paper , funiture
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What attract tourists?
Spectacular scenery
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why do the people come in the winter?
people visit to do sports such as skiing , snowboarding and ice climbing
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What do the tourists do in the summer?
walkers come to enjoy the scenery.
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What has been made to make faster roads?
Tunnels
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What does this improve?
This improves communications for tourists and people who live in the area as its quicker to get to places
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What happens when tectonic plates collide?

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