Peru Geologic Locations
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Oct. 2007, The Inca ruins were build in 1450 in the Andes mts. Altitude approx. 7700 ft. in a tropical mountain forest. The buildings are made of granite blocks. Granite is abundent up there. Numerous faults and uplift have created truly breathtaking scenery. Regional mountain base is from the Paleozoic era 250 million years ago.
This is a desert near the beach in Paracas. (Mars) Lots of rock salt halite, sandstone, rhyolitic porphory, and basalt can be found here. Oxidized chipped rock seems to cause the red color.