Mount Agassiz (Utah)

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Mount Agassiz
Mount Agassiz.JPG
West side of Mt. Agassiz as seen from Bald Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 12,433 ft (3,790 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 1,018 ft (310 m) [1]
Coordinates 40°42′40″N 110°49′25″W / 40.7110572°N 110.823503°W / 40.7110572; -110.823503Coordinates: 40°42′40″N 110°49′25″W / 40.7110572°N 110.823503°W / 40.7110572; -110.823503[2]
Geography
Mount Agassiz is located in Utah
Mount Agassiz
Mount Agassiz
Location in Utah
Location Duchesne / Summit counties, Utah, U.S.
Parent range Uinta Mountains
Topo map USGS Hayden Peak

Mount Agassiz is a peak in the Uinta Mountains of northeastern Utah with an elevation of 12,433 feet (3,790 m). It is located in the High Uintas Wilderness and the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. The summit is named in honor of Louis Agassiz,[3] a well-known paleontologist, glaciologist and geologist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mount Agassiz, Utah". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Mount Agassiz". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  3. ^ "What Utah mountain range honors prominent geoscientists of the 19th century and who were they?". Utah Geological Survey. Utah Department of Natural Resource. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 

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