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Willisville Mountain (341m/1120') summit
Canada

View from atop Willisville Mountain (approximate elevation 341 metres) near Whitefish Falls, Ontario.  The mountain is part of the ancient La Cloche Mountains, a unique set of rolling mountains & outcroppings of stark white quartzite that is dated at nearly 3.5 billion years of age, making them one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth.  Glacial scouring & erosion have left them to their present diminished size today, however in the past they were estimated to be taller in height than today's Rocky Mountains.  Lake Huron (Georgian Bay) is off in the distance in some haze, one can see nearby Frood Lake as well as the abandoned Lawson Quarry.  Highway 6 is below, cutting through the range b/w Espanola & Little Current on Manitoulin Island.  A fire lookout tower once adorned the top, a tall octagon-shaped structure that adorned the top for decades until it was dismantled in 1986.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 20756x10378
Taken: 11/08/2017
Uploaded: 11/08/2017
Updated: 06/01/2019
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Tags: willisville mountain; summit; whitefish falls; ontario; lawson quarry; la cloche mountains; frood lake; fire lookout; tower; highway 6; ancient; manitoulin island; georgian bay; lake huron; canadian shield; great lakes
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