Andes Mountains-Volcano Distribution
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The Andes Mountains in Detail
Roger Weller, geology instructor 
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     The location of more than 2300 identifiable volcanoes of various sizes along the Andes were recorded. 
These icons represent the locations of young volcanoes, old volcanoes, and "ghost" volcanoes (volcanoes
that have been completely eroded away leaving only circular patterns).  Deeply weathered and fractured
volcanoes were omitted because the volcanic materials were too ragged in order to indentify individual

Location of Identifiable Volcanoes in the Andes Mountains

The greatest concentration of volcanoes is in the central Andes.

Closer views of the volcanoes of the Central Andes

     Northern Central Andes

     Mid Central Andes

     South Central Andes


Just credit photos to Google Earth/R.Weller/Cochise College.