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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Corner Cliffs (RUS) 72° 05' 00.0" S 68° 28' 00.0" W Cliff
Name ID: 117539 Place ID: 2987

Corner Cliffs (GBR) 72° 01' 00.0" S 68° 23' 00.0" W Cliff
Name ID: 108304 Place ID: 2987

Cliffs rising to c. 500 m S of Saturn Glacier, Alexander Island, George VI Sound. Seen from the air by Ellsworth, 23 Nov.1935; surveyed by FIDS in Nov.1949 and so named because they mark the point where the line of exposed rock of E Alexander Island turns from an N S to an NE SW trend (GBR gaz.1955 & maps 1956, 1974).

Corner Cliffs (USA) 72° 04' 00.0" S 68° 25' 00.0" W Cliff
Name ID: 123817 Place ID: 2987

Rocky mass surmounted by two flat-topped summits 1.5 mi apart, immediately S of Saturn Glacier in the SE part of Alexander Island. The rocks of these cliffs were hidden from the line of sight by intervening ice slopes to the W, but the two rock ridges forming the NW shoulder of this feature were first seen and photographed from the air by Lincoln Ellsworth on Nov. 23, 1935, and mapped from these photos by W.L.G. Joerg. The cliffs were first surveyed in 1949 by the FIDS, who gave this name to mark the point where the exposed rock of eastern Alexander Island turns from a N-S direction toward the southwest.

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