Rhyolite Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Rhyolite Islands (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:
six small islands with offlying rocks between Cape Jeremy and Niznik Island, George VI Sound, including Moore Island and Whitney Island, were photographed from the air by BGLE, 16 August 1936, as ice rises in George VI Ice Shelf, but were not recognized on the surface by a BGLE sledge party in October 1936 and were not shown on the expedition's maps. By 1947, George VI Ice Front had retreated and the name Grupo Maipo, after the Chilean oil tanker Maipo, may refer to these islands roughly charted by CAE, 1947, in c. 69°54'S 68°33'W (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). The islands were surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1948 and named Rhyolite Islets from the rock of which the islands are largely composed (APC, 1955, p.18; USHO chart 6639, 1955; BA, 1956, p.83). Rhyolite Islands (APC, 1959a, p.10; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961; DOS 610 sheet W 69 68, 1963). Ostrova Rayolayt (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Islotes Rhyolite (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.203; IHA, 1974, p.241). Islas Chacabuco, as rejected name recorded as applied to these islands after the battle of Chacabuco in 1817 (Powder Island, q.v.) (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.242).
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