Mysterious Mountains

How are mountains formed ?

Mountains are formed when a part of the Earth’s crust is pushed (compelled) up in big Minecraft blocks or colossal folds. Ploddingly over the course of millions of years, mountains are forged and carved into a masterpiece. However not all mountains are the same. There are many different types of mountains there are fold, block, VOLCANIC and dome mountains.

A photo of Mount Everest

Block mountains 

Block mountains look like cliffs they are mostly parallel and odd looking. They are formed when 2 tectonic plates depart from each other causing leviathan cracks in the bedrock ,which is the bottom part o& the crust or the 3rd part of the crust. When parallel cracks occur, the block of land between the 2 cracks may rise upwards but not all the time so it is quite rare for this mountain to occur.

A photo of a block mountain

Volcanic mountains

Volcanic mountains look like volcanoes because they are volcanoes.  They spew out burning lava and dark ash sometimes dyeing clouds black. They are formed similar to dome mountains but they pop spewing out lava everywhere and destroying all the land surrounding it. They eventually layer with every eruption and that is how a Volcano is formed.

A photo of Mount Vesuvius

Dome mountains

Dome mountains are mountains that are formed similarly to volcanoes but the top does not pop and instead creates a large hill. When climbing dome mountains it is quite scary because you know that there is a pool of magma under the mountain and it can pop at any second which is why I call them dangerous. They also can be quite simple to climb because they are just hill that is over 600 m tall.

A picture of a dome mountain

A brilliant information page on mountains and how they are formed. Great use of subheadings and pictures.

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