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Mount Carleton
Mount Carleton small
Elevation 817 metres (2,680 feet)
Location Northumberland County, New Brunswick
Range Appalachian Mountains
Prominence
Coordinates 47° 23′ 0″ N, 66° 53′ 0″ W
Topographic map NTS 21O/07

Mount Carleton is the highest elevation in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Mount Carleton is a monadnock, an erosional remnant of resistant ingneous rocks that remained after an ancient Mesozoic peneplain surface was uplifted in the Cenozoic to form a plateau. Erosion from glaciers, water, wind has eroded the mountains for hundreds of millions of years. The mountain consists of 400 million-year-old rhyolitic and basaltic volcanics. The underlying rocks of Mount Carleton are part of the Gaspé Belt.

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