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Geology 390-341


Terrane A crustal block bounded by faults whose geologic history is distinct from the histories of adjoining crust blocks.
Micocontinents Relatively small fragments of continental crust that may lay above sea level.
Fold-and-Thrust Belts Noteworthy features of most collision mountain ranges.
Suture The zone along which two crustal fragments are joined together.
Fault-Block Mountains A mountains created by displacement of rock along the fault
Isostasy The concept that the earth's crust is floating in a gravitational balance upon the material of the mantel
Isostatic Adjustment Compensation of the lithosphere when weight is added or removed.
Gravitational Collapse The gradual substance of mountains caused by lateral spreading of weak material located deep within these structures.
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