Where on Earth? - November 2011

Clues for November 2011:
1. The hard cap of this mountain was formed by volcanism in the Neoproterozoic, about 700 million years ago. Over time the cone wore away and left behind remnants that have become a regional icon (even showing up on the napkins at the nearby Air Force base).
2.  Arctic storms take a toll on the mountain. As a result, erosion leads to irregular surfaces and honeycomb patterns.
3. In summer months, the 220-meter-tall butte calls to hikers. For an extra challenge, enter the “golf” tournament that takes place each year atop the rocky summit. Meanwhile at sea level, if the ice in North Star Bay is thick enough, you might even catch a sled dog race.
Name the mountain and its location.
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Answer: Dundas Mountain is a 220-meter-tall butte near Thule Air Force Base in Greenland. The hard cap of the mountain was formed by  volcanism in the Neoproterozoic, about 700 million years ago. Over time, the cone wore away and left behind remnants that have become a regional icon. Photo is by Michael Studinger.
November winners
Cathy Bazan-Arias (Monroeville, Pa.)
Christine Frank (Minneapolis, Minn.)
James Miller (Schaumburg, Ill.)
George Wallerstein (Seattle, Wash.)
Linda Weekes (Richland, Wash.)
 

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01 Nov 2011