Battle Ax

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Battle Ax
Highest point
Elevation 5,566 ft (1,697 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 1,018 ft (310 m) [2]
Listing List of mountains of Oregon
Coordinates 44°49′36″N 122°08′23″W / 44.826610442°N 122.139590469°W / 44.826610442; -122.139590469Coordinates: 44°49′36″N 122°08′23″W / 44.826610442°N 122.139590469°W / 44.826610442; -122.139590469[1]
Location Marion County, Oregon, U.S.
Parent range Cascades
Topo map USGS Battle Ax
Age of rock 1 to 2 million years
Mountain type Shield volcano
Volcanic arc Cascade Volcanic Arc
Easiest route Trail hike

Battle Ax[3] is a shield volcano in the Cascade Range of Oregon. The shield is mostly made of andesite.[4] The summit is in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness and can be reached by the Battle Ax Mountain trail.[5]

Battle Ax was supposedly named after the variety of chewing tobacco used by a local logger.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Battle Ax". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Battle Ax, Oregon". Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Battle Ax". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  4. ^ "Battle Ax Mountain, Oregon". Volcano World. Oregon State University. Archived from the original on 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Battle Ax Mountain Trail #3340". Willamette National Forest, USDA Forest Service. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  6. ^ Reed, Ione (December 25, 1971). "What, Indeed, Is in a Name?". Eugene Register-Guard. p. 8. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 

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