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Friday Field Foto #113: Roadside attraction in the Andean fold-thrust belt

June 11, 2010

This week’s Friday Field Foto is from the Andes Mountains in central Argentina, not very far from Cerro Aconcagua. I went to Mendoza for a conference in 2005 on the tectonics of western North and South America (called the “Backbone of the Americas”) and there was a day field trip up into the mountains. We stopped along the way at a place called Puente del Inca where people had set up these small huts to sell tourists (or geologists) various Andean goodies.

Mendoza Province, Argentina (© 2010 clasticdetritus.com)

Happy Friday!

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