How Are Mountains Formed?

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Different types of mountains are formed differently. Dome Mountains for example are formed when magma rises from the mantle and uplifts the sedimentary layer of earth’s crust. Volcanic mountains are formed due to volcanic eruptions.
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The Taconic Orogeny (mountain building) in the Ordovician Age (430 million years ago) was the first of three plate collisions on the east coast of North America. The "core"
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They where formed by the movement of the plates smashing together.Over time this will make mountains and that was how those mountains were formed.
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Mountains are most often formed by collisions or folding along fault lines caused by the vertical movement of tectonic plates. They are also created by magma and lava overflow and erosion.
Mountains are composed of earth and rock materials.The earth's crust which is the outermost layer is made of six plates and the collision of two plates in vast land areas causes land to be uplifted therefore forming mountains.
Mountains are formed when two of the Earth's plates collide with each other. There are five major types of mountains, fold mountains, fault block mountains, volcanic, dome, and plateau mountains. You can find more information here: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-are-mountains-formed.html
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