Other Question #4496

henry, a 21 year old male from Paris asks on December 24, 2008,

I heard that mountain chains (from continental collisions) could (thanks to their weight + buoyancy) slow down plate movement and then eventually block them permanently. Could you tell me (with explanations please) if that's wrong or not?

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