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Iron Mountain (Florida)

Coordinates: 27°56′09″N 81°34′38″W / 27.93583°N 81.577359°W / 27.93583; -81.577359
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View from the summit of Iron Mountain, overlooking orange groves.

Iron Mountain is one of the highest points in peninsular Florida, United States and a prominent point of the Lake Wales Ridge. Rising 295 feet (90 m) above sea level,[1] The mountain contains citronelle, a hematite-containing rock that oxidizes when exposed to air and is responsible for the red-brown color of the earth.[1] The ridge is located just north of the city of Lake Wales. The tower of Bok Tower Gardens is built on the summit.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Waitley 2005, p.312.
  2. ^ Becnel and Grimes 2011, p.113.
  • Becnel, Tom; David Grimes (2011). Florida Curiosities. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot. ISBN 978-0-7627-5989-7.
  • Waitley, Douglas (2005). Florida History from the Highways. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press. ISBN 1-56164-315-7.

27°56′09″N 81°34′38″W / 27.93583°N 81.577359°W / 27.93583; -81.577359