Fold Mountains


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Fold Mountains

 

mountains whose primary orographic elements in the early stages of development correspond to plicated dislocations. Fold mountains, which are comparatively rare, include the mountains of Dagestan, the Central Kopetdag, and the Jura Mountains of France and Switzerland.

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