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Silver Peak (11,878 ft.)
Named by T.S. Solomons in 1892
"This word is found in the names of more than seventy-five physical features in California. A number of these - including the Peak, Creek, Valley, and the old mining towns Silver Mountain and Silverking in Alpine Co. - were named for the presence of silver ore. Most of them, however, especially the many Creeks and Lakes, were given the name because of their silvery appearance."
- Erwin G. Gudde, California Place Names
For more information see these SummitPost pages: Silver Peak - Cockscomb
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