Antimony Peak

Summary

Antimony Peak is a steep peak located in southern Kern County, in the San Emigdio Mountains of the Transverse Ranges of California. It is the taller one of two summits with that name in Kern County. The second Antimony Peak is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. A third Antimony Peak the shortest of the three is in the Diablo Range on the boundary of San Benito County and Merced County, California. All three of these peaks are in California and no other mountains have this name in the United States.

Antimony Peak
Antimony Peak is located in California
Antimony Peak
Antimony Peak
Location in California
Antimony Peak is located in the United States
Antimony Peak
Antimony Peak
Antimony Peak (the United States)
Highest point
Elevation6,851 ft (2,088 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence888 ft (271 m)[1]
ListingHundred Peaks Section[2]
Coordinates34°52′37″N 119°06′44″W / 34.8769197°N 119.1123291°W / 34.8769197; -119.1123291Coordinates: 34°52′37″N 119°06′44″W / 34.8769197°N 119.1123291°W / 34.8769197; -119.1123291[3]
Geography
LocationKern County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSan Emigdio Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Pleito Hills
Climbing
Easiest routeHike, class 1[2]

The land is administered by the Los Padres National Forest. It was named in 1854 by W. P. Blake, a Pacific Railroad surveyor, after he identified a suspected vein of silver ore on the mountain as being the metalloid antimony.[4]

Antimony specimen from Antimony Peak

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Antimony Peak, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  2. ^ a b "Antimony Peak". Hundred Peaks Section List. Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-12-09.
  3. ^ "Antimony Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
  4. ^ Gudde, Erwin; William Bright (2004). California Place Names (Fourth ed.). University of California Press. p. 15. ISBN 0-520-24217-3.

External linksEdit

  • "Antimony Peak". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2009-12-09.