Coppermine Cove

Coppermine Cove (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Coppermine Cove  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 2965
Name ID: 108297

Feature type: Cove

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

SE of Fort William, NW Robert Island, was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers. The name Copper Mine Cove was originally applied to Mitchell Cove (q.v.) from the copper-coloured superficial staining of the lavas and tuffs in the area (Powell, chart, 1822a; Thomas, 1921, p.85; BA, 1930, p.63), but was later applied to the present feature, following recharting by DI in 1934-35 (Nelson and others, chart, 1935b). Caleta Copper Mine, referring to the present feature (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.84). A Chilean refuge hut was established on this cove in January 1950 (Thomas and Addison, 1954, p.165). Caleta Mina de Cobra [translation of English name] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.210; Pierrou, 1970, p.522). Coppermine Cove (APC, 1955, p.7; BA chart 1774, 1956; 1776, 17.vii.1968). The cove was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59. "Refugio Piloto Pardo", referring to the refuge hut named after Capt. L. Pardo (Pardo Ridge, q.v.) (Chile. IH chart 1406, 1958). Caleta C. Mine (Araya and Hervé, 1966, p.41).

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Location

Latitude:
62° 22' 53.4" S
- 62.38150°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
59° 41' 53.5" W
- 59.69819°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
22-Sep-1954

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