Mount Maria, Malaysia

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Mount Maria
Mount Maria is located in Malaysia
Mount Maria
Mount Maria
Map showing location of Mount Maria within Malaysia.
Highest point
Elevation330 m (1,080 ft)
Coordinates4°26′6″N 117°57′9″E / 4.43500°N 117.95250°E / 4.43500; 117.95250Coordinates: 4°26′6″N 117°57′9″E / 4.43500°N 117.95250°E / 4.43500; 117.95250
Geography
LocationTawau Division, Sabah, Malaysia
Geology
Last eruptionHolocene

Mount Maria (Malay: Gunung Maria) is a volcanic cone mountain located at the Tawau Division of Sabah, Malaysia.[1][2] It reaches a height of approximately 330 metres (1,083 ft).[3][4][5]

Geology[edit]

The mountain is form through the late Pleistocene volcanisms which contributing to the prominent topographic features of the Semporna Peninsula and its surrounding areas.[6][7][8] Together with Mount Lucia in the Tawau volcanic field, the mountain are made up of Pleistocene dacites.[7] The surrounding mountain peak has been reported with potential of generating renewable energy such as geothermal power.[9][10]

History[edit]

Since 1979, it is part of the Tawau Hills Park.[1] A jungle trekking activities is served by the park where the forest trail also leading to Mount Lucia and Mount Magdalena.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b David Newsome (11 August 2006). Geotourism. Routledge. pp. 27–. ISBN 978-1-136-40094-0.
  2. ^ Lagatah Toyos (15 July 2018). "World's new tallest tree in Tawau Hills Park". Daily Express. Archived from the original on 20 May 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019. There are three main peaks in the form of extinct volcanoes, which were last active about 27,000 years ago, namely Mt Magdalena, Mt Lucia and Mt Maria.
  3. ^ 4th Seminar on Tropical Ecosystem Research in Sabah: research contributions towards optimisation of resources in tropical ecosystems. Institute for Development Studies. 2000. p. 138. ISBN 978-967-9910-60-5.
  4. ^ "Waterfall is Tawau's latest attraction". Daily Express. 28 November 2018. Archived from the original on 18 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019. There is also another mountain in the park, namely Mount Maria, which stands at 1,083 metres.
  5. ^ "Introduction to Tawau Hills Park". Tawau Hills Park. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  6. ^ Geological Survey Department. British Territories in Borneo (1968). Bulletin - Geological Survey Department, British Territories in Borneo. H.M. Stationery Office.
  7. ^ a b Sanudin Tahir; Baba Mustafa; Ismail Abd Rahim (2010). "Geological heritage features of Tawau volcanic sequence, Sabah" (PDF). Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Geology Programme, School of Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sabah: 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 May 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2019 – via Geological Society of Malaysia.
  8. ^ "General geology of Sabah [Semporna Peninsula]". Government of Sabah. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  9. ^ Fredolin Javino; Saim Suratman; Zhonghe Pang; Manzoor Ahmed Choudhry; Joeffery Caranto; Manuel Ogena; Ibrahim Amnan (2010). "Isotope and Geochemical Investigations on Tawau Hot Springs in Sabah, Malaysia" (PDF). Proceedings World Geothermal Congress. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019 – via International Geothermal Association.
  10. ^ Peter R. Barnett; Susianto Mandagi; Tasrif Iskander; Zainal Abidin; Andrew Armaladdoss; Ramsey Raad (2015). "Exploration and Development of the Tawau Geothermal Project, Malaysia" (PDF). Proceedings World Geothermal Congress. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019 – via Stanford University.
  11. ^ "Activities at Tawau Hills Park". Tawau Hills Park. Archived from the original on 18 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.