Some examples of fault-block mountains include the Sierra Nevada and the Grand Tetons in the United States and the Harz Mountains in Germany. Fault-block mountains are formed as a result of cracking or faulting along the... More »

Fold mountains form when the edges of two tectonic plates push against each other. This can occur at the boundary of an oceanic plate and a continental plate or at the boundary of two continental plates. Fold mountains a... More »

Fault-block mountains form when Earth's crust pushes material up and down near a fault line. Rocks that get pushed upward eventually form mountains if there is enough seismic activity. The higher part of a fault-block ar... More »

Fault-block mountains form when Earth's crust pushes material up and down near a fault line. Rocks that get pushed upward eventually form mountains if there is enough seismic activity. The higher part of a fault-block ar... More »

The four main types of landforms are mountains, plateaus, plains and hills. A landform is defined as any natural feature on the Earth's surface, which includes other minor landforms such as valleys, buttes, basins and ca... More »

One example of the mountains and basins landforms found in the United States is located in central Idaho. The landscape of the region is formed by a combination of broad basins, uplands and breaklands. The elevation foun... More »

Peninsulas are found all around the world; in the United States, two prominent examples are the Upper Peninsula in Michigan and the Delmarva Peninsula in Maryland. Peninsulas are chunks of land that are surrounded on thr... More »