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Explain the significance of fold mountains to human activities.

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  1. Fold mountains are sources of rivers that provide water for generation of H.E.P.
  2. Fold mountains are often forested and provide timber which is used in the building and construction industry.
  3. Some fold mountains have exposed valuable minerals deposits which are mined.
  4. Fold mountains are tourist attraction / snow covered slopes encourage, sporting activities .
  5. The wind ward slopes of fold mountain receive heavy precipitation which enhance agricultural activities.
  6. The rugged nature of some fold mountains created rain shadow effect which results into aridity discouraging crop farming.
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