SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Contact Peak (GBR) 67° 46' 00.0" S 67° 30' 00.0" W Peak
Name ID: 108286 Place ID: 2925

rising to c. 920m in S Pourquoi Pas Island, was surveyed by BGLE in 1936 and resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1948; so named because the peak marks the contact between granite and volcanic rocks (APC, 1955, p.7; BAS 250P sheet SQ 19-20/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1978).

Contact Peak (USA) 67° 46' 00.0" S 67° 29' 00.0" W Peak
Name ID: 123768 Place ID: 2925

Prominent rock peak, 1,005 m, which is the southeasternmost peak on Pourquoi Pas Island, off the W coast of Graham Land. First sighted and roughly charted in 1909 by the FrAE under Charcot. It was surveyed in 1936 by the BGLE and in 1948 by the FIDS. So named by the FIDS because the peak marks the granite-volcanic contact in the cliffs which is visible at a considerable distance.

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