Name details

The Needles

Needles, The (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

The Needles  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110309

Feature type: Peak

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

four tooth-like peaks rising to c.1500m between Mount Bayonne and Mount Paris, Rouen Mountains, N Alexander Island, were roughly mapped by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909 and called descriptively Les Dents [=the teeth] (Bongrain, 1914, vue 42 following p.60; BA, 1916, view facing p.409; Stephenson, 1940, p.173; USBGN, 1965, p.100); photographed from the air by BGLE in 1936-37 and by RARE in 1947; named The Needles (BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; APC, 1955, p.15; DOS 610 sheet W 68 70, 1960). Los Dientes (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.306). The feature was mapped by FIDS in 1959 from RARE air photographs. Agujas Los Dientes [=the teeth needles] (Pierrou, 1970, p.490).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 57' 00.0" S
- 68.95000°
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Longitude:
70° 58' 00.0" W
- 70.96667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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