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1

How are fold mountains formed?

Rivers deposit sediment in depressions called geosynclines
Over millions of years sediment is compressed into sedimentary rocks such as limestone
The plate move due to convection currents in mantle forcing sedimentary rocks upwards into a series of folds

2

What are some of the uses of fold mountains?

Farming
Hydro electric power
Mining
Forestry
Tourism

3

When can fold mountains occur?

When played collide at a destructive or collision margin
Two continental collide (neither denser)
A oceanic and continental collide

4

What are the advantages of living in a fold mountain area?

Source of food
Nice scenery
Lots of tourism
Water source
River generates HEP

5

What are the disadvantages or living in a fold mountain area?

Few job opportunities
Lack of services
Harsh climate
Isolated
Flash flooding
Avalanche possibility
Little flat land for farming

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