Tectonic segmentation of the Andes: implications for magmatism and metallogeny

@article{Sillitoe1974TectonicSO,
  title={Tectonic segmentation of the Andes: implications for magmatism and metallogeny},
  author={Richard H. Sillitoe},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1974},
  volume={250},
  pages={542-545}
}
The Andean orogen consists of a series of tectonic segments separated by transverse boundaries that reflect discontinuities on the underlying subduction zone. The characteristics of belts of magmatic rocks and the type, age and size of ore deposits in a series of longitudinal belts may change at tectonic boundaries. 
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