Cordillera Real


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Cordillera Real

 

a mountain range in the Bolivian Andes, east of Lake Titicaca, rising to 6,550 m in Mount IIlampu. It is composed chiefly of Paleozoic sedimentary rock, breached by intrusions, and strongly dissected by the rivers of the Beni basin. Alpine relief forms prevail, and there is considerable glaciation in the north and south. The eastern slopes are covered with tropical rain forests and the western slopes with semideserts. La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, is situated on the upper reaches of the La Paz River.

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1992; The Geology and Mesozoic collisional history of the Cordillera Real, Ecuador: Tectonophysics, 205, 187-204.
1987 a; Un nuevo Cinturon Ofiolitico en la Cordillera Real, Ecuador, y su posible significacion regional: EPN, Monografia de Geologia, 12, 2, 81-94.
1992 b; New geochronological control for the tectono--magmatic evolution of the metamorphic basement, Cordillera Real and El Oro Province of Ecuador: Jour.
In Ecuador, both the Cordillera Real and El Oro Complex in the Amotape terrane (Noble et al.
1992 a & b), give a similar classification for greater Jurassic batholiths of Cordillera Real.
ank of Cordillera Real (Aspden and Litherland, 1992), and the Celica Formation to the south of Loja terrane and in the Amotape terrane (Jaillard et al.
In Ecuador similar fragments presented as Peltetec Ofiolitic Complex in the western flank of the Cordillera Real and Raspas Metamorphic Complex in the Amotape--Tahuin terrane (Bosch et al.
In Ecuador this shear is represented by not differentiated traces of Peltetec fault that separate to the Unit Alao--Paute of the Ofiolitic Peltetec Complex in the Cordillera Real, and Tahuin Dam fault located between Amotape terrane and Raspas Metamorphic Complex, in Amotape Range at southwestern Ecuador, and Celica fault between Amotape terrane and the Celica Formation at east flank of Amotape Range in northwestern Peru (Bosch et al.
2002, 2001 and 2000), show by modeling with fission tracks in apatite, zircon and white mica for Ecuador the increment of the cooling rates in the continental lithosphere, being observed a period of cooling for the Cordillera Real and the Amotape terrane.