Wetalth Ridge

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Wetalth Ridge
Highest point
Elevation 1,886 m (6,188 ft)
Prominence 353 m (1,158 ft)
Coordinates 57°13′39.0″N 130°47′08.9″W / 57.227500°N 130.785806°W / 57.227500; -130.785806Coordinates: 57°13′39.0″N 130°47′08.9″W / 57.227500°N 130.785806°W / 57.227500; -130.785806
Geography
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Spectrum Range
Topo map NTS 104G/02
Geology
Age of rock Pleistocene
Mountain type Subglacial mound
Volcanic arc/belt Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province
Last eruption Pleistocene

Wetalth Ridge is an isolated ridge in northern British Columbia, Canada, located 74 km (46 mi) southwest of Tatogga and south of Telegraph Creek. It lies on the southwest side of Little Arctic Lake at the southwest corner of Mount Edziza Provincial Park.[1]

History

Wetalth Ridge was named on January 2, 1980 by the Geological Survey of Canada to recall a small group of wandering and exploited outcasts from the Tahltans called "Wetalth" people.[1]

Geology

Wetalth Ridge is a volcanic feature associated with the Spectrum Range volcanic complex which in turn form part of the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province. It is a subglacial mound that formed in the Pleistocene period when this area was buried beneath glacial ice during the last ice age.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b BCGNIS Geographical Name Details: Wetalth Ridge
  2. ^ Catalogue of Canadian volcanoes: Wetalth Ridge

External links

  • Wetalth Ridge in the Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia


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