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Larsen Nunatak

Larsen Nunatak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Larsen Nunatak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109744

Feature type: Nunatak


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

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one of the Seal Nunataks (q.v.) rising to 140m above Larsen Ice Shelf, Nordenskjöld Coast, was discovered by Larsen in the reported position 64°45'S 60°08'W, 11 December 1893, and incorrectly described, with Christensen Nunatak (q.v.), as anactive volcano; called Sarsee Volcano [=sea-bream volcano] (Larsen, 1894b, map facing p.333), Sarsee Vulcan (Larsen, 1894a, map p.120) or Sar (Bruce in Murdoch, 1894, Appx); later named Larsen-Insel after Kapt. C.A. Larsen (Larsen Inlet, q.v.) (Petersen, 1895a, p.264). IÎle Larsen (Gerlache, 1900a, map p.411). Larsen Island (BA chart 1238, iii.1901; 1916, p.409). The Seal Nunataks were surveyed by SwAE, 8 October 1902, when individual features were named as nunataks rather than islands (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.209 and map facing p.316). Larsen I., referring to the earlier naming of this unidentified nunatak (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, Fig. 20, p.56). Following resurvey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in 1947, the name Larsen Nunatak was applied to the unnamed nunatak lying nearest to the position reported by Larsen (APC, 1955, p.13; BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974). The Argentine refuge "San Antonio" was established at the nunatak, 23 March 1959; it was expanded into the field station "Teniente Matienzo", named after Tte Cor. de Marina Benjamín Matienzo, inaugurated on 15 March 1961, and continuing in use for summer occupation (USHO, 1961, p.48; BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974). Larson [sic] Nunatak (USHO, 1963, p.332). The Argentine station was described in error as being situated on Livingston Island (Argentina. IAA, 1965, p.415). "Ten'yente-Mat'yenso" (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24). "Base Conjunta Teniente Matienzo" (Argentina. MM chart 121, 1969). "Base de Aeronáutica Benjamín Matienzo" (Pierrou, 1970, p.368).

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64° 58' 00.0" S
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60° 05' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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