Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04828
Acamarachi, a steep-sided andesitic-dacitic volcano with slopes that reach about 45 degrees, forms a dramatic backdrop to a flock of flamingos in Laguna Lejía, to its south. The 6046-m-high Acamarachi is the highest peak in this part of the northern Andes. The Pleistocene Cerros de Pili range forms the right horizon. A poorly preserved summit crater and the absence of youthful flank lava flows suggests that Acamarchi was largely constructed in pre-Holocene times, although the summit lava flows may be young.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1983.
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