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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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Feature type: Bluff
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:
E coast of Alexander Island on George VI Sound, was probably seen from the air by Ellsworth, 23 November 1935; roughly surveyed by BGLE in 1936 and called Fossil Camp because the first fossils from Alexander Island (of Jurassic age) were found there (Rymill, 1938b; Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232); resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1948 and named Fossil Bluff (Fuchs, 1951a, p.400; APC, 1955, p.10; DOS 610 sheet W 71 68, 1960). Fósil Bluff (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1957). The FIDS/BAS station, known as "Base KG" or "Fossil Bluff", was established there by aircraft from Adelaide in February 1961 and was occupied as a winter station in 1961, 1962 and 1968-75, since when it has been occupied during summers only (BAS sheet Misc. 2, 1981). Utes Fossil-Blaff (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Acantilado Fósil (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.203; IHA 1974, p.127). "Fossil-Blaff", referring to the BAS station (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24).
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