Kawdy Mountain

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Kawdy Mountain
Highest point
Elevation1,936 m (6,352 ft)
Prominence523 m (1,716 ft)
Coordinates58°53′N 131°14′W / 58.88°N 131.23°W / 58.88; -131.23
Geography
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Parent rangeKawdy Plateau (northern Stikine Plateau)
Geology
Age of rockPleistocene
Mountain typeSubglacial mound
Volcanic arc/beltNorthern Cordilleran Volcanic Province
Last eruptionPleistocene

Kawdy Mountain is a subglacial mound on the Kawdy Plateau, the northernmost sub-plateau of the Stikine Plateau in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. It consists of nearly horizontal beds of basaltic lava, capping outward dipping beds of fragmental volcanic rocks and last erupted in Pleistocene. Kawdy Mountain is one of many basaltic volcanic features of the Stikine Volcanic Belt, which is forming because the North American tectonic plate is stretching slightly as it moves to the west.

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  • "Kawdy Mountain". BC Geographical Names.