Name details

Holmes Block

Holmes Block (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Holmes Block  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139698

Feature type: Buttress

Origin

This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A block-like bluff, rising to 1854m at the west side of Ruecroft Glacier, 3km west of Cooke Bluff across the glacier, in Victoria Land. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MG08

Named For

Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1994 after John W. Holmes, cartographer, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Branch of Special Maps, 1951-77, a specialist in Antarctic mapping. From 1977, assigned to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mapping Applications Center.

Location

Latitude:
78° 13' 11.6" S
-78.21988°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
161° 35' 22.5" E
161.58957°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
1854 m
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
LINZ AntTopo50 series
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
LINZ
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Coordinates also checked against REMA 8m tile 18_35

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
15-Nov-1994

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