Fold Mountains

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What types of plates are fold mountains found between?
Oceanic + continental OR continental + continental
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What happens when the two plates collide?
Sedimentary rock from between them are pushed upwards forming fold mountains
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What do humans use fold mountains for?
Farming, mining, HEP, forestry, tourism
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Details about farming?
Higher mountains = grazing of animals. Lower mountains = growing crops. Terraces built = So crops can be grown on the steep mountain incline
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Details about mining?
Fold mountains hold metal ores. Hard access to the mines, so zig zag roads built = easy access
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Details about HEP?
Steep slopes + high lakes = perfect for HEP stations
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Details about forestry?
Good environment for trees. Used for = fuel, building materials, paper and furniture
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Details about tourism?
Winter = snowsports. Summer = mountain biking, etc... Roads cut through mountain = quicker access for tourists
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Sedimentary rock from between them are pushed upwards forming fold mountains

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