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Geology (Pikes Peak)
Title: Pikes Peak Geology
Entered by: rockdoc53
Added: 10/19/2010, Last Updated: 10/19/2010
Sources: Wobus, R.A., Epis, R.C., and Scott, G.R., 1976, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Cripple Creek-Pikes Peak area, Teller, Fremont, and El Paso Counties, Colorado: : U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-805
Pikes Peak is a one billion-year-old granite batholith consisting of two plutons. The summit is called the Windy Point granite, which is fine to medium-grained, porphyritic granite. The northeast face and surrounding shoulders of the mountain is called Pikes Peak granite and is medium to coarse-grained pink to gray granite.