Colonels Mountain (New Brunswick)

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Colonels Mountain
Tors on Colonels Mountain NB Canada2.jpg
Tors on Colonels Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 600 m (2,000 ft) [citation needed]
Coordinates 47°12′13″N 66°23′50″W / 47.20361°N 66.39722°W / 47.20361; -66.39722Coordinates: 47°12′13″N 66°23′50″W / 47.20361°N 66.39722°W / 47.20361; -66.39722
Geography
Location Northumberland County, New Brunswick
Parent range Appalachian Mountains
Topo map NTS 21O/01
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Colonels Mountain is a mountain in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. It lies adjacent to Big Bald Mountain, at the headwaters of the Northwest Miramichi River and the Sevogle River.[1]

Tor on Colonels Mountain

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.[2] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Natural Resources Canada http://www4.rncan.gc.ca/search-place-names/unique.php?id=DAHJG
  2. ^ Rampton, V. N., Gauthier, R. C., Thibault, J., and Seaman, A. A. 1984. Quaternary geology of New Brunswick. Geological Survey of Canada. Memoir 416.