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LaPlata Peak Paperweight
  • LaPlata Peak Paperweight
  • 3 1/4 inch diameter
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Felt backing
  • In clear-vinyl covered box
Place Name: LaPlata Peak
Elevation: 14,336 ft.
Coordinates: N39° 01' 46'' W106° 28' 21''
Location: Sawatch Range, Colorado, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: No Station Found
LaPlata Peak lies in the central part of the Sawatch Range. Meaning "silver" in Spanish, it was named by the Hayden Survey. It ranks as 5th highest and is considered a moderately difficult climb. The first recorded ascent was by members of the Hayden Survey, but it was likely climbed earlier by those prospecting for silver.