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Mount Robson

Location: Mount Robson Provincial Park, west of Jasper, Alberta, BC, Canada

Vital Statistics:  Height: 3954 Metres (12,969 Feet) 

Formation Mechanism: Plate Tectonics

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Description: No other peak in the Rocky Mountains—neither in the American or Canadian Rockies—has more vertical relief than this peak. Rising some 3100 m (10,200 ft) above the valley floor, it reigns as the supreme summit of the North American Rockies. This is in spite of the fact that numerous American peaks are higher. Its summit stands 3954 m (12,969 ft), looking down on its neighbours.

Its rock layers are part of a huge syncline or downward fold in the rocks. Its location near the bottom of this syncline causes the layers to remain horizontal in appearance. The summit is made of carbonates (limestone and dolomite). A band of buff coloured shale separates the upper carbonates from the lower section composed largely of Gog quartzites, similar to those found in the summit of Mount Edith Cavell.

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