Thanks Malcolm. It has been enjoyable looking through some of the photo collection, and surprising how many details I remember from each trip. This is one of 131 photos from that trip.
I saw some MRI images today and there will be some titanium in my near future, as soon as I can schedule it!
I have never figured out where that name came from or exactly what it means. I have not seen iron pyrite in that area, but there are many signs of iron deposits, nothing spectacular that I’m aware of. I do know that the mountain was named in the early 1900’s.
If everything goes well, I plan to visit there again in the summer as part of a long hike from one end of that roadless area to the other. I’d also love to visit there right now: there is probably over 5 feet of snow on that part of the trail right now.
I’ve not heard of cube iron – an interesting name. I did some searching and ended up looking at pyrite jewelry and polished blocks of the stuff on ebay – pretty! Not as pretty as this view, though. It’s just 32 here now. That sunshine, combined with the view and the flowers, is very appealing.
I’ve seen the name used in relation to iron deposits, but haven’t been able to pin it down to anything specific. Somewhere in our archives, there is a small rock that I brought back from there and I recall that it did show iron color.