Name details

Sophie Rocks

Sophie Rocks (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Sophie Rocks  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 131891

Feature type: Rock (2b)

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

Small group of land rocks midway between Spigot Peak and Zeiss Needle, overlooking Selvick Cove to the W and Orne Harbor to the E, Arctowski Peninsula, Danco Coast. The name Sophie Rocks was originally used by F.A.A. Cook, a member of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, in 1898 to refer to this conspicuous group of rocks, and presumably Spigot Peak and Zeiss Needle as well. The name is being applied to retain its use in this area.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 39' 00.0" S
- 64.65000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 33' 00.0" W
- 62.55000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1999

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