Name details

Van Rocks

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 133136

Feature type: Rock (5)

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 conspicuous pinnacle rocks lying close W of Cape James, Smith Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Roughly shown as a small island on a chart resulting from a British expedition under Foster, 1828-31. More accurately delineated by the FIDS in 1959 from air photos taken by the FIDASE, 1955-57. So named by the UK-APC because they mark the first or westernmost of the South Shetland Islands.

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Location

Latitude:
63° 06' 00.0" S
- 63.10000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 50' 00.0" W
- 62.83333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1965

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