Soil Formation in the Chilean Coastal Mountains (image) GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre Share Print E-Mail Caption Soil formation in the Chilean coastal mountains. The soil is already heavily weathered, but granite blocks remain and can react chemically: The 'reactivity' of this soil is high. Credit F. von Blanckenburg, GFZ Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.