Name details

Pyrites Island

Pyrites Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Pyrites Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

If this information is incorrect, please e-mail mapping@aad.gov.au

Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110753

Feature type: Island

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

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 PirĂ­ticas (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).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
61° 55' 26.6" S
- 61.92406°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
57° 56' 56.8" W
- 57.94911°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

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

Display Scales

Note These display scales were chosen for use by Australia, with an emphasis on East Antarctica.
          For example, selecting 'Aus_display_scale_20M' would only return names that would appear on a 1:20 million scale map.

Aus_display_scale_20M: No      Aus_display_scale_10M: No     
Aus_display_scale_5M: No      Aus_display_scale_2M: No     
Aus_display_scale_1M: No      Aus_display_scale_500k: No     
Aus_display_scale_250k: No      Aus_display_scale_100k: No     
Aus_display_scale_50k: No      Aus_display_scale_25k: No     
Aus_display_scale_10k: No      Aus_display_scale_5k: No     
Aus_display_scale_1k: No     


Related information

Biodiversity
View fauna, flora or both within 1.0 degree of this location

Place names
View British or international place names within 1.0 degree of this location.