Stone Mountain, GA is about 15 miles east of Atlanta. It is considered by many as the largest exposed granite dome in the world; 1686′ above sea level, 825″ above ground level, 5 miles around at its base, and some 9 miles down below ground. The massive rock mountain does contain some stone that is not granite.
The mountain’s north face contains the largest bas relief sculpture in the world. The carving measures 90 feet tall, 190 feet wide and 11 feet deep. It spans 3 acres and is larger than Mount Rushmore. The profiles on Mt. Rushmore are 60′ tall. The Crazy Horse Memorial will become the largest sculpture (564′ by 640′) when completed.
Our visit to the mountain was part of our vacation visit with our youngest son and his family.