Name details

Red Rock Ridge

Red Rock Ridge (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Red Rock Ridge  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110821

Feature type: Ridge

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 c. 750m and forming the high land on the peninsula between Neny Fjord and Rymill Bay, Fallières Coast, W of Safety Col, was sighted by FAE, 1908-10, on 21 January 1909 and called Cap Pavie or IÎle Pavie after A.-J.-M. Pavie (Pavie Ridge, q.v.) (Bongrain, 1914, vues 35-36 following p.60); surveyed by BGLE in 1936 and named descriptively (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.432; BA chart 3196, 12.xii.1948; APC, 1955, p.17; DCS 601 sheet 68 66, 1955); resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-49. Cerro Roca Roja [=red rock hill] (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). Cerro Rocas Rojas (Red Rock Ridge) (Ihl C. and Ayala A., 1947, maps following p.96). Red Rock Ridgt [sic] (Vila Labra, 1947, p.102). Promontorio Red Rock (Argentina. MM chart 109, 1949). Red Rock-ryggen (Rønne, 1950b, p.42). Promontorio Roca Roja (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.303; Pierrou, 1970, p.628). Roca Roja (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.304). Morro Roca Roja (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.194; IHA, 1974, p.245). Monte Roca Roja (Chile. IGM map 16, 1966). Cabo Pavie, Isla Pavie, Punta Roca Roja, as rejected names (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.245). Península Las Heras, referring to the whole peninsula after Gen. J. G. de Las Heras (Keller Inlet, q.v.) (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter L).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 18' 00.0" S
- 68.30000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 06' 00.0" W
- 67.10000°
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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:
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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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