- 2 inch diameter
- Cast in fine pewter
- Metallic cord
- Mounted on story card
Elevation: 19,340 ft. / 5,895 meters
Coordinates: S03° 04' E37° 21'
Location: Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania, Africa
Kilimanjaro is located on a tectonic intersection and was formed by volcanic activity. Around 750,00 years ago, three main volcanic vents began to form three cones--Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. Kibo is the youngest and highest. Its outer crater rim rises to Uhuru Point, the primary summit. The base of these three volcanoes form what we know as Kilimanjaro and covers an area about 80 km long and 40 km wide. The summit of Kilimanjaro was once completely covered in ice--probably more than 100 meters deep.