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Gore Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 3563+ ft (1086+ m)
Prominence 1,850 ft (560 m)
Listing
Geography
Location North Creek, Warren County, New York, U.S.
Parent range Adirondack Mountains
Topo map USGS Thirteenth Lake

Gore Mountain is a mountain located near the village of North Creek in Warren County, New York, of which its peak is the highest point. Gore is flanked to the north by South Mountain, and to the southwest by Height of Land Mountain. The mountain is the site of the popular Gore Mountain ski resort.

History

Gore mountain gets its name from the word "gore", a tract of land, typically triangular, characteristically arising from survey lines that do not close. The mountain remained unsurveyed during early settlement of the Adirondack Mountain region because it was considered valueless to early farmers and loggers. It was considered too high and steep for farming and horse drawn logging. It remained a "gore" and the name stuck as Gore Mountain.

Watershed

Gore Mountain stands within the watershed of the Hudson River which drains into New York Harbor. The south end of Gore Mtn. drains into Black Mountain Brook, thence into Chatiemac Brook, North Creek, and the Hudson River. The southeast slopes of Gore Mtn. drains into Straight Brook, thence into North Creek. The northeast slopes of Gore Mtn. drains into Roaring Brook, thence into North Creek. The north west and west slopes of Gore Mtn. drain into the headwaters of the East Branch of the Sacandaga River, thence into Hudson River.

Garnet mining

Garnet Group-Pyrope Iron aluminum silicate Barton Mines, Gore Mountain, Warren County, New York 2861
Garnet (pyrope) aggregate from the Barton mines

Industrial garnet has been mined at the Barton garnet mine since 1878 when Henry Hudson Barton began mining garnet for use as sandpaper abrasives.

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