Name details

Damocles Point

Damocles Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Damocles Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 124074

Feature type: Point (8)

Origin

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

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Narrative

Point on the E coast of Alexander Island, 3 mi ESE of the S summit of Mount Tyrrell. A small rock exposure near sea level is surmounted by a 60 m ice cliff. First photographed from the air in 1937 by the BGLE under Rymill. Surveyed in 1948 by the FIDS, and so named by them because the ice cliff overhanging the spot where geological specimens were collected seemed like the sword of Damocles.

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Location

Latitude:
69° 39' 00.0" S
- 69.65000°
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Longitude:
69° 21' 00.0" W
- 69.35000°
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Altitude:
60 m
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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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:
1-Jan-1955

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