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Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock....a single, ginormous, solid rock abruptly protruding 1686 feet out of the ground in the forest just outside of Atlanta. It's 5 miles in circumference. Even though it looks small, the carving of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, and Stonewall Jackson on the North face of the rock is the larges bas-relief in the world, even larger than Mt Rushmore. It is large enough that two school buses can be parked end-to-end in Jefferson Davis' horse's ear. While it may be larger than Mt Rushmore, it was created by the same artist, Gutzon Borglum.

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Keywords:atlanta, georgia, mountain, stone