Types of Crust: Continental

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Thickness of lithosphere
Up to 300km thick (Mountain ranges); 75km under platforms
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Density (g/cm³)
2.7
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Age
0-3960 Ma
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Average Composition
Lithospheric mantle capped by defornmed granitic crust with igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks
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Examples
Arabian Plate is almost entirely capped by continental, also most other plates carry continental crust
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2.7

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Density (g/cm³)

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0-3960 Ma

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Lithospheric mantle capped by defornmed granitic crust with igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks

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Arabian Plate is almost entirely capped by continental, also most other plates carry continental crust

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