Ocean plate v. Continental plate (Sometimes called a SUBDUCTION ZONE) Ocean plate subducts as it is denser Ocean trench e.g. Peru-Chile trench Cordillera range of Young Fold Mountains e.g. Andes Andesitic volcanic peaks e.g. Nevada del Ruiz Destructive Plate Boundary – type 2
Destructive Plate Boundary – type 3 Continental plate v. continental Plate collision A collision zone Major fold mountains e.g. Himalayas and High Plateau e.g. Tibet e.g. Ocean plate carrying India drifted northwards until India collided with Eurasian plate.
Conservative Plate Boundary No volcanic features Plenty of earthquakes e.g. San Andreas fault. Fault line scarp slopes Horizontal movement faults