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Cordillera de la Sal | Folded rock
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View from Pucará de Quitor. The Cordillera de la Sal consists of a sequence of clastic and evaporitic sedimentary layers evolved in and around an ancient salt flat as well as of pyroclastic deposits. The entire package has been tilted and folded due to tectonic compression.

Friday 5 February 2016 by Martin Mergili in South America / Chile (2095 visits)