Mount Pluto, California facts for kids

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Mount Pluto
Location in Placer County, California
Elevation 8,617 ft (2,626 m) NGVD 29
Prominence 1,457 ft (444 m)
Location
Location Placer County, California
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 39°14′30″N 120°08′23″W / 39.2415733°N 120.1396385°W / 39.2415733; -120.1396385Coordinates: 39°14′30″N 120°08′23″W / 39.2415733°N 120.1396385°W / 39.2415733; -120.1396385
Topo map USGS Tahoe City
Geology
Last eruption 2 million years ago

Mount Pluto is an extinct volcano in the Granite Chief Range near Lake Tahoe, California. The volcano erupted approximately 2 million years ago producing lava and mudflows that dammed Lake Tahoe. The Northstar California ski resort covers part of the 8,617 ft (2,626 m) high peak.


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