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Taihang Shan

 

a mountain range in eastern China. The Taihang Shan extends for about 400 km from north to south and rises to a maximum elevation of 2,359 m. The eastern slopes, dropping sharply to the North China Plain, are deeply cut by river valleys; the western slopes descend gently to the Loess Plateau. The mountains are composed mainly of Precambrian gneisses and granites and Lower Paleozoic shales and limestones. They are an important climatic boundary, preventing the monsoon from penetrating the interior of the country. The mountains have coal, graphite, and asbestos deposits, and there are residues of broad-leaved forests on the eastern slopes.

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It may be mentioned here that China's Hebei Province, with its beautiful Capital, Shijiazhuang, is located to the north of the Yellow River and to the east of the Taihang Mountains.
When a road is carved into the side of and through a cliff, it usually spells trouble - as is the case with the Guoliang Tunnel high in the Taihang Mountains of China.
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However, few systematic investigations have examined the geology, geochemistry, ore-controlling structures, and ore genetic style of gold deposits within the interior NCC such as those in the northern Taihang Mountains (TM) region, central NCC, which limits our understanding of gold mineralization process in the whole NCC.
Shanxi Province, located in Northern China in the Yellow River valley west of the Taihang Mountains - its name means "west of the mountain" - is a region renowned for its fine furniture, its craftsmen adopting late Ming minimalism, and subsequently the more intricate late Qing styles.
Located at the foot of the Taihang Mountains in China, the Sphinx's replica is about 80 meters (264 feet) long and 30 meters tall, is made of reinforced steel bars and a concrete body, unlike the Egyptian version of the Sphinx which is carved from one piece of limestone.
Defense Intelligence Agency and other sources suggest that the Chinese probably have concealed at least another 100 such missiles--perhaps carrying up to three warheads each--deep inside tunnels in the Taihang Mountains southwest of Beijing.
The area surrounding Beijing, the Capital Region, measured roughly 18,000 square miles (30,000 square km) and was located upon the North China plain, which extends north to the Great Wall, west to the Taihang Mountains, and south to the banks of the Yellow river.
The film Old Well (1986), scripted by Zheng Yi and directed by Wu Tianming (and well translated by Yu Shiaoling), focuses on a village in the heart of the Taihang Mountains. Life is arduous in this arid realm of rocks, where water is at a premium.
The Taihang Mountains, which extend over 400 km from north to south in North China, form a geographic boundary between the Loess Plateau (to the west) and the North China Plain (to the east).
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Wind speeds in the plains area of the BTH region are weaker over North China, and the lowest values are found in the cities near the Yanshan and Taihang Mountains because of the orography and surface roughness in large cities (densely distributed high buildings).