Name details

Precious Peaks

Precious Peaks (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Precious Peaks  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110703

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

rising to 360m on NE side of Martel Inlet, Admiralty Bay, King George Island, were called Promontorio Negro Notable [=conspicuous black promontory] by CAE, 1947 (Chile. DNH chart 1403, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.209); following surveys by FIDS from 1948 and air photography by FIDASE in 1956, named Precious Peaks after Alan Precious (b. 1926), FIDS meteorological observer, "Hope Bay", 1954-56, and Base Leader, "Admiralty Bay", 1957-58 (APC, 1960, p.7; Hawkes, 1961, map p.3; DOS 610 sheet W 62 58, 1968).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 04' 29.9" S
- 62.07497°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
58° 18' 30.0" W
- 58.30833°
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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:
23-Sep-1960

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