Granite Dome

A granite dome is a dome of granite, formed by exfoliation.

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National Parks Of The United States - National Parks
... the tallest mountain on the Atlantic coast, granite peaks, ocean shoreline, woodlands, and lakes ... Other natural features are monoliths and sandstone domes and cliffs shaped like the United States Capitol ... elevation changes are sand dunes, dry lakes, rugged mountains, and granite monoliths ...
Granite Dome - Formation
... Granite forms plutons of igneous rock several kilometers below the surface as magma slowly cools and crystallizes ... The granite is under great overhead pressure ... Then, granite is uplifted to the surface during a mountain-building event ...

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    A starlit or a moonlit dome disdains
    All that man is,
    All mere complexities,
    The fury and the mire of human veins.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilisation, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.
    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)