Stone Mountain, Georgia

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Laura on October 14, 2010

Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock in Stone Mountain, Georgia. At its summit, the elevation is 1,686 feet (513 m) amsl and 825 feet (251.5 m) above the surrounding area. Stone Mountain granite extends underground 9 miles (14 km) at its longest point into Gwinnett County. Numerous reference books and Georgia literature have dubbed Stone Mountain as “the largest exposed piece of granite in the world". This misnomer is most likely a result of advertisement by granite companies and early park administration. In actuality, there are larger exposed granite landscapes throughout the world including the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. Stone Mountain, though often called a pink granite dome, actually ranges in composition from quartz monzonite to granite and granodiorite. Stone Mountain is well-known not only for its geology, but also for the enormous bas-relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief in the world. Three figures of the Confederate States of America are carved there: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis.

Stefka Gorgorova on October 14, 2010

Very nice! LIKE! Best greetings, Stefka

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on October 17, 2010

Много интересна планина и място!

Поздрави, Мими

Laura on October 18, 2010

Стефче, Мими, благодаря ви за коментарите.

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Photo taken in Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E Lee Boulevard, Stone Mountain, GA 30083, USA

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  • Uploaded on October 14, 2010
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    by Laura
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