Mount Pluto, California

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mount Pluto
Mount Pluto is located in California
Mount Pluto
Mount Pluto
Location in Placer County, California
Highest point
Elevation 8,617 ft (2,626 m)  NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 1,457 ft (444 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°14′30″N 120°08′23″W / 39.2415733°N 120.1396385°W / 39.2415733; -120.1396385Coordinates: 39°14′30″N 120°08′23″W / 39.2415733°N 120.1396385°W / 39.2415733; -120.1396385
Geography
Location Placer County, California
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Tahoe City
Geology
Last eruption 2 million years ago

Mount Pluto is an extinct volcano in the Granite Chief Range near Lake Tahoe, California. The volcano erupted approximately 2 million years ago producing lava and mudflows that dammed Lake Tahoe.[3] The Northstar California ski resort covers part of the 8,617-foot-high (2,626 m) peak. Atharv is amaing

References[edit]