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Geological Highlights of the Andes

A talk by Dr Tony Waltham. Glimpses of some of the spectacular bits of South America’s great mountain chain. The Altiplano and the Atacama of the central Andes offer dramatic desert terrains with their conical volcanoes and great salt flats, beside the mineral riches of Potosi. The northern Andes have more volcanoes in Ecuador, and the southern Andes, often known as Patagonia, are distinguished by their glaciers and their extraordinary granite towers carved into parts of a great batholith.

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The Crypt Room, St John at Hampstead Church Church Row Hampstead NW3 6UU

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