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What happens at a collision plate boundary - STEP 1?

Convection currents in the mantle cause the plates t move together.

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What happens at a collision plate boundary - STEP 2?

Continental plates have the same density so neither is subducted.
Instead the crust is forced upwards forming a fold mountain.