Name details

Block Mountain

Block Mountain (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Block Mountain  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 122636

Feature type: Mountain (2a)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Very prominent block-shaped mountain, 1,460 m, which juts E from the Douglas Range of Alexander Island immediately S of Transition Glacier. Its N, E, and S sides, which are demarked by sharply defined corners, are nearly vertical, and from its NE corner a low spur connects this mountain with Tilt Rock. First photographed from the air on Nov. 23, 1935, by Lincoln Ellsworth and mapped from these photos by W.L.G. Joerg. Roughly surveyed in 1936 by the BGLE and resurveyed in 1949 by the FIDS. The descriptive name was given by FIDS.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
70° 28' 00.0" S
- 70.46667°
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Longitude:
68° 52' 00.0" W
- 68.86667°
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Altitude:
1460 m
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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:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1955

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