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why do most lithospheric plates contain both oceanic and continental crusts?

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When oceanic plates slip below continental crusts at subduction zones, the interaction mixes oceanic crust with the continental crust, which then becomes part of the continent. One example is the Franciscan Formation of the California coastal ranges.

Reference: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franciscan_A...