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FRESNO PEAK

FRESNO PEAK. Fresno Peak is in southeastern Presidio County three miles west of the Brewster county line (at 29°26' N, 103°50' W). Its summit, with an elevation of 5,131 feet above sea level, rises 1,331 feet over Fresno Canyon, which runs along its eastern edge. Fresno Peak is a Tertiary intrusion that stands in the Solitario, a domal uplift with a nine-mile diameter and a prominent limestone rim. The area topography is desert mountain terrain of basalt deposits. Local vegetation includes sparse grasses, cacti, desert shrubs, and scrub brush.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Geology of the Big Bend Area and Solitario Dome, Texas (Midland: West Texas Geological Society, 1986). Geology of the Big Bend Area, Texas (Midland: West Texas Geological Society, 1965). Ronnie C. Tyler, The Big Bend (Washington: National Park Service, 1975).

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"FRESNO PEAK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rjf16), accessed April 24, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.