Elephant Point

Elephant Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Elephant Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 4165
Name ID: 108660

Feature type: Point

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

SW coast of Livingston Island, was charted by Fildes in 1820-21 and named after the elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) (Fildes, 1821b, chart [3]; 1827, p.459; [incorrectly applied to Miers Bluff (q.v.)] BA, 1930, p.66; APC, 1955, p.9; [correctly applied] APC, 1959a, p.6; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). The point was recharted by DI in 1933 and the name Square Black Hill (BA chart 3205, 28.vii.1933) or Black Square Hill (DI chart, [1935a]) was applied descriptively to a rock on the point. Viereckigers Hügel [=square hill] (Germany. OK chart 1057, 1941). Cerro Negro Cuadrado [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.209). Morro Square Black (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Morro Negro Cuadrado (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.218). The point was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Morro Cuadrado Negro (Argentina. MM chart 127, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.276).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 41' 32.7" S
- 62.69242°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 51' 26.4" W
- 60.85733°
Unknown precision
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:
7-Jul-1959

Related information

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