Stone Mountain Carving Aerial and Bird’s Eye View

stone_mountain Stone Mountain is a granite dome monadnock located in Stone Mountain, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. At its summit, the elevation is 1,683 feet (513 m) amsl and 825 feet (251.5 m) above the surrounding plateau. The mountain extends underground to several surrounding counties. While Stone Mountain is the largest exposed granite ‘stone’ in the world in terms of overall exposed granite, it is only about one quarter the height of El Capitan in Yosemite (3,000 feet above valley level), the tallest known exposed granite monolith on earth. Stone Mountain is well-known not only for its geology, but also for the enormous bas-relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief in the world.┬á Three figures of the Confederate States of America are carved there: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis. Cont – Stone Mountain – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Great full history about Stone Mountian

For a larger view using Virtual Earth, click either image.┬á For the Bird’s Eye View, make sure and rotate round to the South for the view below!

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Thanks to Robert for the link!

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  1. Does anyone know how many total acres there are in Stone Mountain, just the mountain.

  2. Great shots. That is amazing looking. Thanks for the post.

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