How Old are the Andes Mountains?-geology.com

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How Old are the Andes Mountains?-geology.com

Postby wolfhnd on May 21st, 2009, 11:50 pm 

The geologic faults responsible for the rise of the eastern Andes mountains in Colombia became active 25 million years ago—18 million years before the previously accepted start date for the Andes’ rise, according to researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, the University of Potsdam in Germany and Ecopetrol in Colombia.

http://geology.com/press-release/age-of ... mountains/
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