Our journey continued by the beautiful city of Salta, Argentina, where we met Professors Jose E. Viramonte, Marcelo Chino Arnosio, Raul Tato Beccio (from the Univesidad Nacional de Salta) and Shan de Silva (OSU) to take an International Course of Volcanology in the Centrals Andes from the Nov 24th to 30th
Pict 1-4. Plaza 9 de Julio, Catedral Basilica de Salta and Jamie
Pict. 8.- Las Curtimbres Fm. Ring tuff with radial dikes, base surges, phreatomagmatic activity. Interpreted as one of the roots of volcanism seen toward the North
Pict 9.- Radial dikes cutting surge deposits
Pict 10. Julie and the Mexican crew! Behind the fluvial sequences of Las Curtimbres Fm.
Pict 15.- 12.05 Ma Chimpa volcano shield made of an explosive and an efusive events high K, Plg and hb show reaction borders, mixinf AFC, basaltic magma injection
Picts 17.- At the end of the day the godd deserved Salta beer!!SALUD!!
Pict. 11- Golgota reverse faulting asociated with the N-S trend “COLT” thrusting. Cretaceous units overlay older Pumpovuscan basement
12. Perlite mine (wet glass).- Produced as interactions of a magmatic dome with the water table.
Picts 14.- Distal base surge deposits, topographical control, balistic impact
Tuzzgle volcano.- 500 to 50 kyr old made of an explosive and efusive phase. Obsidian flow is shown as the darker unit