What Are Fault Block Mountains?


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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The Sierra Nevada mountain range in California are an example of fault-block mountains or philatelic mountains.
Fault-block mountains are formed by the movement of large crustal blocks when forces
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( ′bläk ′föl·tiŋ ) (geology) A type of faulting in which fault blocks are displaced at different orientations and elevations.
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