Thunderbird Mountain

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Thunderbird Mountain
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Thunderbird Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 8,805 ft (2,684 m) [1]
Prominence 560 ft (170 m) [1]
Coordinates 48°56′01″N114°02′45″W / 48.93361°N 114.04583°W / 48.93361; -114.04583 Coordinates: 48°56′01″N114°02′45″W / 48.93361°N 114.04583°W / 48.93361; -114.04583 [2]
Geography
Parent range Livingston Range
Topo map USGS Mount Carter, MT

Thunderbird Mountain (8,805 feet (2,684 m)) is located in the Livingston Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana. [3] Thunderbird Mountain is situated on the Continental Divide. Thunderbird Glacier is located immediately northeast of the mountain.

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Geology

Like other mountains in Glacier National Park, Thunderbird Mountain is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was initially uplifted beginning 170 million years ago when the Lewis Overthrust fault pushed an enormous slab of precambrian rocks 3 mi (4.8 km) thick, 50 miles (80 km) wide and 160 miles (260 km) long over younger rock of the cretaceous period. [4]

See also

Thunderbird Mountain to right with Brown Pass centered Brown Pass in Glacier Park.jpg
Thunderbird Mountain to right with Brown Pass centered

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References

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  2. "Thunderbird Mountain". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  3. Mount Carter, MT (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  4. Gadd, Ben (2008). "Geology of the Rocky Mountains and Columbias".Cite journal requires |journal= (help)