Name details

Fossil Bluff

Fossil Bluff (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Fossil Bluff  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 136772

Feature type: None recorded.

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

Prominent rock bluff on the E coast of Alexander Island marking the N side of the mouth of Uranus Glacier where it enters George VI Sound. Probably first seen by Lincoln Ellsworth, who flew directly over it and photographed segments of the coast in this vicinity on Nov. 23, 1935. First roughly surveyed in 1936 by the BGLE and so named by them because fossils were found in the rock strata there. Resurveyed in 1948 by the FIDS.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
71° 20' 00.0" S
- 71.33333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
68° 17' 00.0" W
- 68.28333°
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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:
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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-1955

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