Catoctin Mountain Geology Historical

Catoctin Mountain Geology Historical (HM1VID)

Location: Smithsburg, MD 21783 Frederick County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 37.803', W 77° 27.995'

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· Mountain age: 500 million years old · Highest local mountain peak: Quirauk Mountain - 2,145 feet tall · Commonly found rocks: Metabasalt, quartzite, limestone, metarhyoliteThe Catoctin Mountains were once similar in size and shape to the Himalayas (treeless jagged peaks up to 25,000 feet high). The Catoctin Mountains were originally shaped by continents colliding and volcanic activity. Over millions of years, they have eroded to their current size and shape. The existing metamorphic rock is harder and less prone to erosion thus they remain larger (taller) today than the surrounding area.
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Date Added Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 288309 N 4389605
Decimal Degrees39.63005000, -77.46658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 37.803', W 77° 27.995'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 37' 48.18" N, 77° 27' 59.7" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lower Trail - Red Blaze, Smithsburg MD 21783, US
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