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SIERRA TINAJA PINTA. The Sierra Tinaja Pinta is a series of rounded hills four miles northeast of Cornudas and thirteen miles southwest of Dell City in north central Hudspeth County (at 31°52' N, 105°26' W). The hills are igneous extrusions, some 35 million years old, from the same volcanic event that formed the Davis Mountains in Jeff Davis County. The highest elevation in the Sierra Tinaja Pinta is 5,530 feet above sea level. The hills are steep and rocky and are surfaced by shallow, stony soils that support scrub brush, grasses, live oak, piñon, and juniper. Tinaja pinta is Spanish for "spotted jar."

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