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Mount Pluto
Highest point
Elevation 8,617 ft (2,626 m)  NGVD 29
Prominence 1,457 ft (444 m)
Geography
Location Placer County, California
Parent range Sierra Nevada
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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