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Mount Vélain

Vélain, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Vélain  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111749

Feature type: Mountain


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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rising to c.920 m SSW of Cape Mascart, Adelaide Island, on W side of Buchanan Passage, was possibly sighted by Biscoe in February 1832; roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, on 14 January 1905 and named Sommet Vélain after Charles Vélain (1845-1925), French geologist and geographer; Professor of Physical Geography, Sorbonne, Paris, and a member of the commission appointed to publish the scientific results of the expedition (Charcot, 1906a, map facing p.316; 1912, Pl.1; BA, 1916, p.408). St. Vélain (BA chart 1238, ix.1908). The feature was further charted by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909. Vélain Peak (Charcot, [1911b], p.92). Mont Vélain (France. SHM, 1937, p.409). Pic Vélain (Oulié, 1938, p.94). Mount Velain [sic] (BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; DCS 9 sheet C, 1948). The mountain was photographed from the air by RARE in 1947. Mount Vélain (BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; [incorrectly shown in the position of Mount Machatschek, q.v.] USBGN, 1951, p.51; APC, 1955, p.21; [correctly shown] DCS 601 sheet 66 66, 1955; [incorrectly shown in the position of Blümcke Knoll, q.v.] USBGN, 1956, p.313; [correctly shown] APC, 1960 p.8; USBGN, 1969, p.204; BAS 250P sheet SQ 19-20/10, 1-DOS 1979). Monte Vélain (Argentina. MM chart 108, 1949; [incorrectly shown in the position of Mount Machatschek] 132, 1957; [correctly shown] Pierrou, 1970, p.709; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.292). The mountain was surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Detaille Island", 1958-59. Gora Velen (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Monte Valain [sic] (Chile. IGM map 12, 1966).

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66° 43' 00.0" S
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67° 44' 00.0" W
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