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Chapter 10: Mountain Building
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Brittle deformation is characterized by _______, whereas ductile deformation results in _______.
Which of the following is NOT a type of fault?
T or F: Folds can form from compression, tension, and shear stress.
Which of the following in NOT associated with ductile deformation?
Mountain building is caused by _____.
T or F: Orogenesis can involve igneous activity, sedimentation, and metamorphism, resulting in all three classes of rocks.
result of tensional stress
produces horsts and grabens
Faulting in the Basin and Range Province of Nevada, Utah, and Arizona:
T or F: The Principle of Original Horizontality states that the oldest rock units are on the bottom of a sequence.
______ is the intersection of a horizontal plane with an inclined plane and is used to determine the orientation of deformed rock layers.
T or F: Mountains frequently occur in elongate, linear belts
a ridge-shaped fold of stratified rock in which the strata slope downward from the crest.
two sets of synclines (youngest rocks in core)
It is the stress component perpendicular to a given surface, such as a fault plane, that results from forces applied perpendicular to the surface or from remote forces transmitted through the surrounding rock.
Explains clearly and concisely the essential attributes of new concepts that have arisen during the last twenty years in structural geology and tectonics.
the action or process of changing in shape or distorting, especially through the application of pressure.
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