Fold Mountains.

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Fold Mountains.
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13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name. Amos 4:13

13 For, lo, he that [3335 יצר ya^tsar yaw-tsar' possibly the same as 3334 יצר ya^tsar yaw-tsar' (through the squeezing into shape); (compare 3331 יצע yatsa? yaw-tsah' ); to mould into a form; esp as a potter; fig to determine (form a resolution): - constitute, (to) form, be (formed), fashion, (be) fashioned, frame, make (-r), potter, earthen, purpose.] formeth the mountains,

Mountains are squeezed..Mountains are squeezed into shape..Mountains are moulded..Mountains are moulded into shape.

The earth is a large ball, it is made up of liquid and solid metal and rock. The surface of the Earth is covered with a thin layer of solid rock called the crust. Most of the earth's crust is made up of layers of sedimentary rock. The layers were formed during different periods of the Earth's history. Each layer was horizontal flat, and of the same thickness during its formation. The Earth's crust is broken up into large plates which sometimes collide as they drift about on a surface of liquid molten rock. The plates, which have been drifting for hundreds of million of years, are moving at about the rate of 2 cm a year.

What is a fold?
Fold: dictionary bend part of (thing back or down), bend so that one part covers another, double over upon itself, double up, wrap up, winding, foldlike geological formation, (Geol.) curvature of rock strata, (crease, hollow) made by folding, hollow among hills, interlace (arms).

Colliding plates.
When two plates collide (are forced together), the sediments, (layers of rock) that are between the plates, are compressed, squeezed into loops and folds (pushed upwards, and the rock layers tilt bend over into loops and folds, which become "Fold Mountains.")

Get about 20 sheets of coloured paper, lay the sheets on top of one another. Now place you hands on the edges of the paper and push your hands this way and that, and also together. Look at the folds in the paper. This is the type of thing that happens to the crust of the Earth when plates are squeezed (pushed) together.

When layers of rock are placed under high temperature or pressure they become more ductile.
Layers of rock are folded or broken when they are placed under high temperatures or pressure.
Rocks that are compressed (squeezed together) usually bend (fold) rather than break.
The folding of rock is determined by the type of rock.
Rock folding can be microscopic to mountainous.

There are three basic types of folds:
Monocline: say "Marn-o-cline"The monocline has one bend, with layers of rock higher on one side than on the other.

Anticline: say "Ant-ee-cline" An anticline is a fold with an upward bulge. The middle part of the anticline is higher than the edges. The middle part of an anticline gets worn away by erosion.

Syncline: say "Sin-cline" A syncline fold has raised edges and is sunken in the middle.

Fold Mountains.
Rivers of water are continually carrying mountains of sediments into the sea. Job 14:19..Job 28:10.. Habakkuk 3:9..Eclesiastes 1:7..Psalm 46:2..The sediments pile up upon the sea floor, where they combine with the remains of marine animals and plants and turn into layers of sedimentary rock. The sedimentary rock is squeezed up into folds when plates collide and join together. The sea then disappears and new land (ranges of fold mountains containing the fossilized remains of animals and plants) appear on the surface of the earth.

Ductile: (of metal) able to be shaped, flexible, pliable, easily influenced.
Sediments: Remains of marine animals, plants and materials worn down from the land.

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