BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Boom Mountain
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, E of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°15'04''N, 116°04'43''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 82N/8
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 9th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1910.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in association with Boom Lake on the Alberta side of the boundary; when the lake was named in 1908, driftwood in the lake resembled a lumberman's boom of logs.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office