fault-block mountain


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fault-block mountain

[′fȯlt ‚bläk ‚mau̇nt·ən]
(geology)
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Writing in 1976 for The Ore Bin, a publication of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, two geologists described it this way: "Steens Mountain, in Harney County, is Oregon's highest and scenically grandest fault-block mountain. It extends in a northeasterly direction for about 50 miles and rises at its highest point to 9,733 feet above sea level.
Dave Predeek will offer views of this isolated, fault-block mountain in Oregon's high-desert region.
The Steens Mountain Running Camp has operated summer camps at the fault-block mountain south of Burns for the past 27 years.
The program has a heavy emphasis on learning to appreciate the stunning high desert scenery, the wildlife and the solitude of the fault-block mountain 65 miles south of Burns, said Yriarte, athletic director at Lane Community College.
Wilderness Watch wants the federal Bureau of Land Management, which manages the Steens wilderness, to refrain from issuing a special-use permit that allows the camp to lead students through the Big Indian and Blitzen gorges on the west side of the fault-block mountain, located about 65 miles south of Burns.

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