Wichita Mountains

The Wichita Mountains are located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The mountains are a northwest-southeast trending series of rocky promontories, many capped by 540 million-year old granite. These were exposed and rounded by weathering during the Permian Period. The eastern end of the mountains offers 1,000 feet (305 m) of topographic relief in a region otherwise dominated by gently rolling grasslands. The mountains are home to numerous working ranches and quarry operations, the state reformatory, recreational homes and campsites, and scenic parklands. Fort Sill, home of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School, occupies a large portion of the southeastern end of the mountains.

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Wichita Mountains - Geology - Details
... The exposed portion of this unit, named the Glen Mountains Layered Complex, consists of gabbro, anorthosite and troctolite ... These are the dark gray rocks found throughout the Raggedy Mountains, the central region of the wildlife refuge, and to the immediate north of the refuge ... The granites, collectively named the Wichita Granite Group, vary slightly in composition and texture ...
Quartz Mountain - Geology
... Quartz Mountain is one of the westernmost peaks in the Wichita Mountains ... In simplest terms, the Wichita Mountains are rocky promontories and rounded hills made of red and black igneous rocks, light-colored sedimentary rocks, and ... The Wichita Mountains were formed in four distinct geologic episodes ...
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
... Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, located in southwestern Oklahoma near Lawton, has protected unique wildlife habitats since 1901 and is the oldest managed wildlife ... The refuge's location in the geologically unique Wichita Mountains and its areas of undisturbed mixed grass prairie make it an important conservation ... The Wichitas are approximately 500 million years old ...
Comanche County, Oklahoma - Geography
... region of the county consists of the Wichita Mountains including Mount Scott and Mount Pinchot the area's highest peaks ... To the northwest, the Wichita Mountains consist primarily of Wichita Granite Group from the Cambrian era ... Protected areas in Comanche County include the 59,020 acre Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge ...

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