Uses of Fold Mountains (Andes)

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  • Uses of Fold Mountains (Andes)
    • Mining
      • Tin
      • Silver
      • Gold
      • Nickel
      • Open pit with rock loosened daily by dynamite blasts
        • Rock then sprayed with cyanide
          • Contaminate water supplies
      • Alternative source of jobs
      • Lack of services
      • Increased crime rate
      • Used llamas
    • HEP
      • Steep slopes and narrow valleys
        • Easily dammed
      • Rapid flow of water due to relief
      • Snow melts in spring so flow increases
      • Amount of water varies
    • Farming
      • Subsistence farming
        • Food produced for farmer's own family
        • Potatoes
      • Llamas
        • Carry materials into inaccessible and inhospitable areas
          • For irrigation
          • For buildings
        • Females used for milk, meat and wool for clothes/ rugs
      • Lower valleys
        • Cash crops
          • Rice
          • Cotton
          • Soy beans
    • Tourism
      • Mountain peaks
      • Volcanoes
      • Glaciers
      • Lakes
      • How people settled in these areas long ago
        • Inca trail
      • Inca trail
      • Good source of income
      • Risk of industrialisation and pollution

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