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.
Its oblique convergence of the Nazca plate and Carnegie ridge to the south produced the successive rising of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia and the final ascent of the Cordillera Real in Ecuador (Spikings et al.
1992; The Geology and Mesozoic collisional history of the Cordillera Real, Ecuador: Tectonophysics, 205, 187-204.
The country contains the Western Cordillera, Altiplano, Cordillera Real, Sub-Andean zone, Precambrian, and northern alluvials.
The Altiplano is an intermontane basin some 80 mi wide and 430 mi long lying between the Western Cordillera and the Cordillera Real with volcanic domes and stratovolcanoes intruding Tertiary redbeds.
The Sub-Andean zone to the east of the Cordillera Real is almost totally unexplored due to inaccessibility but should be an attractive target for silver and base metals in the Devonian phyllites.
The canyon, on the northern flank of Illimani in the Cordillera Real
, plunges 5,084 feet from top to bottom and stretches 12,300 feet from rim to rim.