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Darrington, Snohomish County, Washington, United States of America (48.25226 -121.60388)

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Name: Darrington topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 48.23992 -121.61689 48.26211 -121.58843
Minimum elevation: 138 m
Maximum elevation: 1,005 m
Average elevation: 287 m


Darrington is situated on a plain between the North Fork Stillaguamish River to the west and the Sauk River to the east, where the town itself lies. The plain is 5 miles (8.0 km) long and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) wide, sitting at an elevation of approximately 554 feet (169 m) in a valley between the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, including the 6,852-foot (2,088 m) Whitehorse Mountain. The plain was formed by lahar deposits from several eruptions of Glacier Peak, located 25 miles (40 km) to the southeast. The area remains in the volcano's lahar hazard zone and also lies on a fault line that last produced a major earthquake less than 500 years ago. The Darrington area is primarily composed of glacial sands and gravels that have deposits of various mineral ores, including gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, antimony, arsenic, mercury, and iron.

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