Big Horn Mountains

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Big Horn Mountains

 

a mountain range in the Rocky Mountains of the USA. Length, about 200 km. The highest point is Cloud Peak, 4,015 m. Its relative height above the level of the Great Plains plateau is 1,200–1,500 m. The axial part is complex, with Precambrian granites, and there are sedimentary rocks of Paleozoic and Mezozoic origin along the edges. The vegetation is mountain-steppe, mountain-pine, and fir forest, and also subalpine sparse forests. On the 400,000 hectares there are national forests, used for recreation and tourism.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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McGillivray passes through Shunda Gap and is now in the vicinity of present-day Nordegg.(12) The "second Chain" is the Bighorn Range.
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