Powder Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Powder Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
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:
inside N entrance of George VI Sound, SSE of Cape Jeremy, was photographed from the air by BGLE, 16 August 1936, but not recognized as an island in the fragmented ice shelf surrounding it. The name Islotes Chacabuco, probably referring to this feature, was applied by CAE to two reported islands in 69°45'S 68°33'W after the battle against the Spaniards in 1817 (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). The island was surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1948 and named Powder Islet from the friable nature of the Jurassic-Cretaceous rock found there (APC, 1955, p.17; USHO chart 6339, 1955; BA, 1956, p.83). Powder Island (APC, 1959a, p.10; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961; DOS 610 sheet W 69 68, 1963). Ostrov Pauder (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Islote Pólvora [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.203; IHA, 1974, p.229).
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