Pyrites Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Pyrites 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:
off Gam Point (q.v.), Venus Bay, NE King George Island, forming NE side of Esther Harbour (q.v.), was known to the nineteenth-century sealers; roughly charted in 1913-14 by Ferguson who applied the name Pyritis [sic] Islands (probably a misprint) collectively to this island, Gam Point and the nearby rocks to NW and SE, from the pyrites and quartz veins contained in the bedrock (Ferguson, chart, 1918a). Esther Islands, Pyritic Islands (Ferguson, 1921, p.41 and map p.41). Islas Esther (Riggi, 1950, map facing p.24). Islas Piríticas (Cordini, 1955, p.38). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956. Pyrites Island (APC, 1960, p.7; DOS 610 sheet W 62 56, 1968). Pyrite [sic] Island (Birkenmajer, 1982c, p.180).
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