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a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range

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Large mountain massifs reaching 1,000 meters in altitude alternate on the Kola Peninsula with deep swamps and lake valleys.
With all these quantitative differences in mountain massifs number and implicitly in mountain areas, it can be noted that Harghita County has the same number of authorised ski slopes as Prahova County and a greater number than Maramures County.
A synthetic table (Table 1) clearly presents the relationship between the number of Salvamont units, the number of authorised ski slopes in the county, and the number of mountain massifs they operate for:
This field trip was the starting point of a five-year collaborative project between the Geological Survey of Canada in Quebec City and Universite Laval devoted to a reassessment of the North Arm Mountain massif.
1998, Formation of chromitites by assimilation of crustal pyroxenites and gabbros into peridotitic intrusions: North Arm Mountain Massif, Bay of Islands ophiolite, Newfoundland, Canada: Journal of Geophysical Research, v.
The different Rhainopomma species are mostly restricted to certain mountain massifs, another identification aid.
than North Pare to South Pare) and both mountain massifs share some montane taxa (e.
All of the evidence, including airborne geophysical survey results, rock, silt and soil sampling, PIMA and geological mapping suggest the Nub Mountain Massif hosts potential for intermediate-sulphidation and epithermal to transitional gold bearing systems in proximity to the argillic to advanced argillic alteration zones.
Background: The southern slope of the Gran Sasso mountain massif, which is located in the Natura 2000 network site Gran Sasso, is characterised by the landscapes of the high plain of Campo Imperatore and the higher alpine regions (Campo Pericoli, Corno Grande, Monte Camicia, Monte Prena etc.
He presented a simple geotechnical model assuming that the whole mountain massif was disintegrating along slide planes extending down to the base of the Silesian nappe.
Of all the mountain massifs, only the Prilep complex is regarded as a natural rarity, unique in the Balkans, Europe and perhaps the world.
Its location, 1,400 metres above sea level, not only affords its guests spectacular views of the surrounding natural grandeur characterised by soaring mountain massifs and plunging canyons, but it also serves as a convenient base from which to explore some of Oman's most exciting natural and historical attractions across nearby Al Hamra, Bahla, Nizwa and Jabrin.
Its location, 1,400 m above sea level, not only affords its guests spectacular views of soaring mountain massifs and plunging canyons, but it also serves as a convenient base from which to explore some of Oman's most exciting natural and historical attractions across nearby Al Hamra, Bahla, Nizwa and Jabrin.
Traversing rugged terrain, characterised by steep mountain massifs and plunging wadis, the road s construction, nevertheless, promises to open up the governorate to significant economic, commercial and tourism investment.
They too live in mountain massifs, but they also fly over the great plains of Africa and India.