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 group of igneous rocks composed primarily of feldsper and quartz
Fault-block mountains often occur where plates are moving apart. The movement causes
( ′fölt ′bläk ) (geology) A rock mass that is bounded by faults; the faults may be elevated or depressed and not necessarily the same on all sides.
I assume that by "tension" you mean extensional tectonics(rifts) such as in the "Basin and Range" tectonic province of Nevada. 1.Divergent plate boundaries. I
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