Name details

Black Thumb

Black Thumb (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Black Thumb  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107824

Feature type: Mountain

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

rising to 1190m at head of Rymill Bay, Fallières Coast, was mapped by BGLE in 1936-37 and named descriptively Black Thumb Mountain (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.432; BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; APC, 1955, p.5; DCS 601 sheet 68 66, 1955). Monte Pulgar Negro [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.607; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.232). The feature was remapped by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-49. Monte Black Thumb (Argentina. MM chart 109, 1949). The Black Thumb (Butson, 1949, p.202). Black Thumb-fjellet (Rønne, 1950b, p.42). Black Thumb (Adie, 1954, p.4; APC, 1960, p.3; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961). Gora Blek-Tam (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Cerro Pulgar Negro (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter P).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 25' 00.0" S
- 68.41667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
66° 53' 00.0" W
- 66.88333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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