Denezhkin Kamen

Denezhkin Kamen’


a mountain in the Northern Urals, in Sverdlovsk Oblast, RSFSR. Its elevation is 1,493 m. It is composed of ultrabasic rocks (peridotite and others). Forests of spruce, fir, and larch cover the slopes to an elevation of 900 m; above that there are mountain tundras and cliffs.

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