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Bell Mountain; named for the shape of a bell. The mountain is comprised of ocean-bottom sediment capped by a hard hat of volcanic eruption material (not its own), that caused it to erode into this shape.
Bell Mountain (1): a hill, 3,903 feet high, Northeast of Victorville in Sidewinder Valley.
Bell Mountain (2): a community and spare siding along the Mojave Northern railroad 8 miles northeast of Victorville that was homesteaded as early as 1912. The post office was established 1 June 1953 and discontinued 6 April 1956.
Bell Mountain Wash: a dry stream bed that flows 11 miles to the Mojave River nearly 2 miles north of Victorville. The wash passes just north of Bell Mountain (1).
Creosote Bush Scrub Habitat
High Desert Plains & Hills Ecology
source: Mojave Desert Dictionary