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SOLITARIO PEAK. Solitario Peak is three miles west of the Brewster county line in southeastern Presidio County (at 29°28' N, 103°50' W). At an elevation of 4,786 feet above sea level, its summit rises 386 feet over Righthand Shutup, a canyon that runs along its eastern edge. Solitario Peak is a Tertiary intrusion that stands in the Solitario uplift. The area is desert mountain terrain of basalt deposits. Area vegetation consists primarily of 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).
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