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Pushing can also cause rock within the crust to break and move forming fault block mountains such as those in Utah's Great Basin: the Wasatch, Oquirrh, and Stansbury Mountains.
Volcanic action can also form mountains. Molten rock (magma) that erupts at the earth's surface as flowing lava, cinders, or ash forms volcanic mountains. Such mountains in Utah include the Tushan Mountains and Black Rock Volcano.
Melted rock that pushes up the layered rock but does not erupt cools into igneous rock beneath the surface forming dome-shaped mountains. In Utah, dome-shaped mountains include the LaSal, Henry, and Abajo Mountains, and Navajo Mountain.
All mountains undergo the natural wearing down process of erosion. If mountain building forces are not active, mountains will again become flat land.
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