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13 Cards in this Set

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forms when a block bounded by normal faults will drop down, tensional streess
uplifted part , formes rift valleys and mountain ranges
grabens and horsts
basin range in western u.s.
reverse fault
from compressional forces which tend to shorten the curst, hanging wall moved upward relative to the footwall
thrust faults
low angle reverse fault, hanging wall block overrides footwall block, convergent boundaires, older rock is on top of youger rock
strike slip faults
faults where the relative motion on the fault has taken place along a horizontal direction, left lateral and right lateral
fault block mountains
tensional stresses, basin and range province, teton range, and sierra nevada
folded mountains
largest most compolex mountian, alps, ural, himalaya, appalachians and northern rockies
unwarped mountains
broad archign of crust, black hills and adivondacks
mountain building
process that uplifts mountains
convergent boundaire mountains
oceaniv-continental crust convergence, andean
continental accretion
small crystal fragments collide w/ and accrete to continental margins, occure along pacific coast
accreted crustal blocks