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Geology of the Andes
The Andes
Pampean orogeny
Famatinian orogeny
Gondwanide orogeny
Andean orogeny
Fold-thrust belts

Central Andean Patagonian

Peruvian Coastal | North Patagonian | South Patagonian
Subducted structures

Antarctic Plate Carnegie Ridge Chile Rise Farallon Plate (formerly) Juan Fernández Ridge Nazca Plate Nazca Ridge


Gastre Liquiñe-Ofqui Magallanes-Fagnano

Andean Volcanic Belt

Northern Zone Peruvian flat-slab Central Zone Pampean flat-slab Southern Zone Patagonian Gap Austral Zone

Paleogeographic terminology

Arequipa-Antofalla Terrane Chilenia Chiloé Block Cuyania Iapetus Ocean Madre de Dios Terrane Mejillonia Pampia

Pampia was an ancient microcontinent or terrane that collided with Rio de la Plata Craton and Río Apas Craton during the Pampean orogeny of late Proterozoic and early Cambrian. It was one of the first terranes to be amalgamated to the old cratons of the east, and was followed by the suturing of Cuyania and Chilenia terranes into the young South American Plate.


  • The Andes - Tectonic Evolution


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