Colonels Mountain (New Brunswick)
Tors on Colonels Mountain
|Elevation||600 m (2,000 ft) |
|Location||Northumberland County, New Brunswick|
|Parent range||Appalachian Mountains|
|Topo map||NTS 21O/01|
The mountain top has been weathered to generate a series of mushroom-shaped granitic tors. Because the weathering process which forms tors is normally very slow, these features have been interpreted as indicating that part of northern New Brunswick escaped the last, Wisconsinan glaciation. It has been suggested, however, that the mountain lay near the centre of the ice cap; these erosional remnants thus escaped the scouring action of the glaciers.
- Natural Resources Canada http://www4.rncan.gc.ca/search-place-names/unique.php?id=DAHJG
- Rampton, V. N., Gauthier, R. C., Thibault, J., and Seaman, A. A. 1984. Quaternary geology of New Brunswick. Geological Survey of Canada. Memoir 416.
|This New Brunswick location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|