Flashcards in Andes Fold Mountains Case Study Deck (16)
What are the four main human uses of the Andes?
What can be mined in the Andes?
Range of minerals such as nickel, tin, silver and gold
What is the gold mine in the Andes called?
Yanacocha (in Peru, largest in world)
Why is the Andes used for hydroelectric power?
The steep slopes, high valley sides make it ideal
Why does meeting snow in spring makes Andes good for HEP?
Provides fast flowing water
What is the Yocan project?
A HEP dam what generates electricity for surrounding area (Peru)
Why are tourists attracted to the Andes?
Natural attractions such as volcanoes, glaciers and lakes
What is the main tourist attraction in the Andes?
Machu Piccho in Peru by trekking up the Inka trail
How do farmers adapt to sleep slopes?
Building terraces to catch water and nutrients
This also helps to prevent soil erosion and collects water in areas that receives little rain fall
What are llamas used for in the Andes?
Carrying materials and meat
What is grown in the Andes?
Many potatoes for Bolivia, main food source
Name three crops grown in the Andes?
How much of Perus exports come from mining?
More than half
Name four countries that the andes run through?
How long is the Andes mountain range?