Fold mountains

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  • Created on: 12-05-14 16:43
How are fold mountains formed?
Layers of older rock are pushed up and folded when two plates collide at a destructive boundary.
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Why does the Andes have high amounts of silver and gold?
They were pushed up from deeper in the crust when the fold mountains formed
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Why are the world's highest mountains usually the youngest?
They have had less time to be eroded
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What is transhumance?
A form of farming where the people move up the slopes with the cattle
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Where is an example of fold mountains?
The Andes, formed by the South American and Nazca plate colliding
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What are some main uses for fold mountains?
Farming, hydroelecticity, tourism and mining
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Why does the Andes have high amounts of silver and gold?

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They were pushed up from deeper in the crust when the fold mountains formed

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Why are the world's highest mountains usually the youngest?

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What is transhumance?

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Where is an example of fold mountains?

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