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Cueva del Cerro Autana (Autana Cave), Amazonas, Venezuela

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Autana Mountain with cave entrances

Cueva del Cerro Autana, Amazonas, Venezuela
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 4° 51' 28'' North , 67° 26' 56'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 4.85778,-67.44889
Köppen climate type:Am : Tropical monsoon climate

A cave system near the top of Cerro Autana (Autana Mountain), a table-top mountain. Access to the caves is extremely difficult. The caves were first reached by Charles Brewer-Carías and David Nott in 1970 when they landed on the summit by helicopter and descended using ropes and a caving ladder. It was first accessed by climbing in 1974.

Mineral List

3 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Mesoproterozoic - Paleoproterozoic
1000 - 2500 Ma

ID: 2671126
Roraima Group, pre-Roraima sediments, undivided

Age: Proterozoic (1000 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Roraima Group

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks, undivided

Reference: Garrity, C.P., P.C. Hackley, F. Urbani. Digital Geologic Map and GIS Database of Venezuela. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 199. [114]

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