Name details

Keystone Cliffs

Keystone Cliffs (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Keystone Cliffs  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 127377

Feature type: Cliff (2f)

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

Cliffs, 610 m, marking the E face of the sedimentary ridge between Mercury and Venus Glaciers, on the E coast of Alexander Island. The coast in this vicinity was first seen from the air by Lincoln Ellsworth on Nov. 23, 1935, and roughly mapped from photos obtained on that flight by W.L.G. Joerg. The cliffs were roughly surveyed in 1936 by the BGLE and resurveyed in 1948 by the FIDS. So named by the FIDS because the geologic structures revealed in these cliffs provided the key to the general tectonic structure of the area.

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Location

Latitude:
71° 35' 00.0" S
- 71.58333°
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Longitude:
68° 13' 00.0" W
- 68.21667°
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Altitude:
610 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-1956

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