Laramie Mountains


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Laramie Mountains

 

a mountain range in the Rocky Mountains, in the USA. Length, 200 km. Elevation, up to 3,131 m. The range is composed in its axial part of crystalline rocks, and it has the shape of a weakly dissected arch. To elevations of 2,800–3,000 mthe vegetation consists mainly of pine forests and above that of alpine meadows. [14–484.3]

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