Drillhole Spur (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Drillhole Spur (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Spur (2f)
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
An undersea spur in McMurdo Sound off Cape Bernacchi with shallows to 110m up to 25km offshore, in the Ross Sea Region. Icebergs collect at this and two similar banks to the north becoming refrozen in place. Feature shown on: Chart NZ 14900
Three scientific holes were drilled in the spur, chosen due to the shallow depth and the convenience of the feature being in a fast ice zone. At the time the third hole (CIROS 1) was the deepest hole drilled into the Antarctic continental shelf (702m). Originally proposed as Drillhole Submarine Spur by Sorrenson, but altered due to length.
No images of this place could be found.