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Cross Mountain (Pennsylvania)

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Elevation  628 m
Mountain range  Appalachian Mountains
Prominence  254 m
Parent range  Appalachian Mountains
Cross Mountain (Pennsylvania) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Location  Franklin County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Topo map  USGS Clear Spring (MD, PA) Quadrangle
Similar  Parnell Knob, Clarks Knob, Big Mountain, Lambs Knoll, Quirauk Mountain

Cross Mountain is the highest peak in the Bear Pond Mountains, a sub range of the Appalachian Mountains. This grouping of mountains straddle the Maryland and Pennsylvania border.

Map of Cross Mountain, Warren Township, PA 17236, USA

Cross Mountain and Hearthstone Mountain 2,021 feet (616 m) which is on the Maryland side, form a unique geologic formation known as the "Punchbowl". This feature was created by the weathered shales of the Ordovician age in the center of a south-plunging anticline, having been eroded to expose a large amphitheater like feature (punchbowl). Cross and Hearthstone Mountain are made of hard resistant quartzite of the Tuscarora Formation of the Silurian age.

Cross Mountain is also the site of a deactivated microwave relay station, that was used during the Cold War. The unit was encased in a 103 ft. tower, and known as the "Cannonball" site 2. The site was closed in 1977. Access to the summit is still restricted.

References

Cross Mountain (Pennsylvania) Wikipedia


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