What Are Fault Block Mountains?

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Fault block mountains are formed when large areas of bedrock is broken and forced up by tectonic shifts in the fault. Fault block mountains form large areas of sheared rock faces. Cliffs are very common in fault block mountain formations and geological strata is commonly visible. The Sierra Nevada mountains in California are an example of fault block mountains. You can find more information here: http://www.universetoday.com/guide-to-space/earth/fault-block-mountains/
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