Candy Cane Mountains

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Candy Cane Mountains near Altıağac.

The Candy Cane Mountains (Azerbaijani: Şəkər əsası dağları) are shale mountains in the Khizi and Siyazan districts of Azerbaijan, part of the Greater Caucasus mountain range. The Candy Cane Mountains were originally dubbed so by travel writer Mark Elliott in his guidebook 'Azerbaijan with Excursions to Georgia'.[1] The mountains' colours are produced by groundwater that have altered the oxidation state of the iron compounds in the earth.[2]

The Candy Cane Mountains contain numerous belemnites from the Cretaceous period.[3]

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  1. ^ Elliott book
  2. ^ "Sights of Azerbaijan". OSCE. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  3. ^ Gila Altmann (Winter 2010). "Tourism in Azerbaijan- Expedition into an Unknown Environment" (PDF). Impact Azerbaijan. American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-03-30. Retrieved 18 December 2012.