The Andes - Restless Earth

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The Andes - Restless Earth

Mining- 50% exports

Andes mountains: coal, oil, gas, iron, gold, silver 

Yanacocha gold mine: Largest in world, dynamite, toxic cyanide, get gold

Toxic cyanide: contaminate water

Cajamarca: Nearby town 30,000 when mine started 300,000 in 2010


Attractions: Volcanoes, glaciers and lakes

Early settlements: Macchu Pichhu, built by Incas, 50Km of path connects old Inca settlements

Inca trail: one of 23 world heritage sites (by UNESCO) , highly monitored only 200 trekkers a day

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