North Patagonian Batholith

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Geology of the Andes
The Andes
Pampean orogeny
Famatinian orogeny
Gondwanide orogeny
Andean orogeny
Fold-thrust belts

Central Andean | Patagonian

Peruvian Coastal | North Patagonian | South Patagonian
Subducted structures

Antarctic Plate | Carnegie Ridge | Chile Rise | Farallon Plate (formerly) | Juan Fernández Ridge | Nazca Plate | Nazca Ridge


Gastre | Liquiñe-Ofqui | Magallanes-Fagnano

Andean Volcanic Belt

Northern Zone| Peruvian flat-slab | Central Zone | Pampean flat-slab | Southern Zone | Patagonian Gap | Austral Zone

Paleogeographic terminology

Arequipa-Antofalla | Chilenia | Chiloé Block | Cuyania | Iapetus Ocean | Madre de Dios Terrane | Mejillonia | Pampia

The North Patagonian Batholith (Spanish: Batolito Nor-Patagónico) is a series of igneous plutons in the Patagonian Andes. The Northern Patagonian Batholith is made up of a series of plutons of granodioritic, tonalitic and dioritic composition located in the southern Andes. The plutons of the North Patagonian Batholith are of Cretaceous to Miocene age (135 Ma to 25-15 Ma). Late Miocene to early Pliocene (10 t0 5 Ma) leucogranites were also intruded. The Tertiary intrusions are centered on the strike-slip Liquine-Ofqui fault zone and include some gabbro bodies.[1]


  1. ^ Pankhurst, R. J.; Weaver, S.D.; Hervé, F.; Larrondo, P.; et al. (1999). "Mesozoic-Cenozoic evolution of the North Patagonian Batholith in Aysen, southern Chile". Journal of the Geological Society. 156 (4): 673–694. doi:10.1144/gsjgs.156.4.0673.