fault-block mountains

   Mountains that formed primarily by block faulting, and commonly exhibit asymmetrical rotation and vertical displacement from a horizontal plane by large, coherent fault-block units hinged along fault lines; common in , but not limited to, the Basin and Range region of the western USA. The term is not applied to mountains formed by thrust-faulting.
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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