Wrangell Mountains

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Wrangell Mountains,

S Alaska, extending c.100 mi (160 km) SE from the Copper River to the Canadian border, where they meet the St. Elias Mts. Mt. Blackburn (16,523 ft/5,036 m) is the highest peak. There is a cosmic radiation observatory on Mt. Wrangell (14,006 ft/4,269 m). Minerals such as gold, copper, and zinc are mined in the area. Named for the Russian explorer Baron Ferdinand von Wrangel, the mountains comprise a portion of the Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and PreserveWrangell–Saint Elias National Park and Preserve,
at the convergence of the Chugach, Wrangell, and St. Elias mts., SW Alaska. The park (8,323,618 acres/3,369,856 hectares) contains Mt.
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Wrangell Mountains


a mountain massif in southeast Alaska. A number of its peaks are active volcanoes, the highest of which is Mount Sanford (4,939 m). The central part is covered with neve fields, from which glaciers flow. Mountain tundra predominates. The mountains were named for F. P. Wrangel.

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