Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory Office of Science NEWTON's Homepage NEWTON's Homepage
NEWTON, Ask A Scientist!
NEWTON Home Page NEWTON Teachers Visit Our Archives Ask A Question How To Ask A Question Question of the Week Our Expert Scientists Volunteer at NEWTON! Frequently Asked Questions Referencing NEWTON About NEWTON About Ask A Scientist Education At Argonne Minimum Mountain Height
Name: Terry
Status: Student
Grade: Other
Location: CA
Country: United States
Date: September 2007


Question:
What is the minimum height of a mountain?



Replies:
Yes, apparently it is 2000 feet above mean sea level. In fact near Poteau, Oklahoma, there is what is billed as the World's Highest Hill, at an elevation of 1999 feet.

Its name is Cavanal Hill and you can Google it to see a picture. There is some debate as to the true height of the hill (mountain?),however.

I do know that, in the 1980's an oil company actually drilled a well on top of the "hill". It was a very deep dry hole.

Bob Avakian
Oklahoma State University - Okmulgee



Click here to return to the Environmental and Earth Science Archives

NEWTON is an electronic community for Science, Math, and Computer Science K-12 Educators, sponsored and operated by Argonne National Laboratory's Educational Programs, Andrew Skipor, Ph.D., Head of Educational Programs.

For assistance with NEWTON contact a System Operator (help@newton.dep.anl.gov), or at Argonne's Educational Programs

NEWTON AND ASK A SCIENTIST
Educational Programs
Building 360
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Argonne, Illinois
60439-4845, USA
Update: June 2012
Weclome To Newton

Argonne National Laboratory