2.9A Terranes (NOT terrain): What is the Difference? Mountain Building Plate Tectonics Mountain belts can develop as a result of the collision and merger of an island arc, or some other small crustal fragment, to a continental block. The process …

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2.8 The Appalachian Mountains: Continents Collide: Plate Tectonics The Appalachian Mountains provide great scenic beauty near the eastern margin of North America from Alabama to Newfoundland. In addition, mountains that formed contemporaneously with the Appalachians are found in the British …

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2.7 Continental Collisions: Building the Himalayas, the Indian plate meets the Eurasian plate When a slab of oceanic lithosphere subducts beneath a continental margin, an Andean type mountain belt develops. If the subducting plate also contains a continent, continued subduction …

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