Elephant Moraine (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Elephant Moraine (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Moraine (2b)
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:
An isolated moraine, 3 mi long, located 27 mi W of Reckling Peak, to the W of the head of Mawson Glacier in Victoria Land. The moraine, described in some reports as an ice core moraine, is situated along a long, narrow patch of bare ice that extends W from Reckling Peak for 60 miles. The feature was noted in U.S. satellite imagery of 1973, and in aerial photographs obtained subsequently, by William R. MacDonald of USGS, who originally described it to William A. Cassidy as "a possible nunatak having an outline similar to an elephant." Several USARP field parties led by Cassidy successfully searched for meteorites at this moraine from the 1979-80 season. The descriptive name was approved by US-ACAN in 1989.
No images of this place could be found.