Black Tusk Candy Floss - Canvas And Paper Prints
The Black Tusk painting by artist Andrea Mueller captures the stunning beauty of this landmark of British Columbia. A high-resolution image of the original painting is printed on canvas and finished with hanging hardware, ready to hang on your wall.
To Squamish people, this mountain is known as t'ak't'ak mu'yin tl'a in7in'a'xe7en. Their language means "Landing Place of the Thunderbird," speaking of the supernatural in7in'a'xe7en or Thunderbird. The jagged shape of the mountain and its black colouring is said to come from the Thunderbird's lightning. The same is true for the Mount Cayley massif, another stratovolcano farther north.
The Black Tusk is a stratovolcano and a pinnacle of volcanic rock in Garibaldi Provincial Park of British Columbia, Canada. At 2,319 m (7,608 ft) above sea level, the upper spire is visible from a great distance in all directions. It is particularly noticeable from the Sea-to-Sky Highway just south of Whistler, British Columbia. Distinctive and immediately identifiable, The Black Tusk is among the best-known mountains in the Garibaldi Ranges of the Coast Mountains. The volcano is part of the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt, which is a segment of the Canadian Cascade Arc, but it is not within the geographic boundary of the Cascade Range.
The Black Tusk is the remnant of an extinct andesitic stratovolcano formed about 1.3 - 1.1 million years ago. Following glacial dissection, renewed volcanism produced the lava dome and flow, forming its summit about 170,000 years ago. According to Natural Resources Canada, The Black Tusk was "perhaps the conduit for lava within a cinder-rich volcano. The loose cinder has eroded, leaving only the hard lava core." The exposed lava rock of the core is loose and friable. It is also black, giving the mountain its name and character. Cinder Cone, to the east of The Black Tusk, produced a 9 km (6 mi) long lava flow during the late Pleistocene or early Holocene.
The mountain currently hosts two significant glaciers in large cirques carved into the northeastern and northwestern flanks of the broad cone below the lava pinnacle. Both glaciers start from about 2,100 m (6,890 ft) and flow northwards to below 1,800 m (5,906 ft). The glaciers are heavily covered in rocky debris due to the crumbling nature of the Tusk's rock.
The Black Tusk is a member of the chain of volcanic peaks from southwestern British Columbia to northern California. The peaks formed in the past 35 million years as the Juan de Fuca, Gorda, and Explorer plates to its west have been subducting under the North American Plate at the Cascadia subduction zone