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Blue Ridge Mountains
Range
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The Blue Ridge Mountains as seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mount Mitchell
Country United States
States Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia
Part of Appalachian Mountains
Highest point Mount Mitchell
 - elevation 6,684 ft (2,037 m)
 - coordinates 35°45′53″N 82°15′55″W / 35.76472°N 82.26528°W / 35.76472; -82.26528
Geology granite, gneiss, limestone
Orogeny Grenville orogeny

The Blue Ridge Mountains are mountains that go across the eastern United States. They go through Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Its highest point is Mount Mitchell in North Carolina. The first mountain or best known mountain, is Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania.

The blue haze which covers the mountains is caused by isoprene. It is produced by the trees and other plants.



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