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
Mitchell Peninsula (AUS) 66° 19' 41.5" S 110° 32' 52.1" E Peninsula
Name ID: 2084 Place ID: 9675

A rocky outcrop connected to the continental ice by ice and snow on the Budd Coast. Plotted from air photographs taken by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47). USACAN called this feature Mitchell Island after Captain R.A. Mitchell, USN, captain of the USS Cacapon which participated in Operation Highjump.  

Mitchell Peninsula (RUS) 66° 19' 00.0" S 110° 31' 00.0" E Peninsula
Name ID: 119461 Place ID: 9675

Mitchell Peninsula (USA) 66° 20' 00.0" S 110° 32' 00.0" E Peninsula
Name ID: 128978 Place ID: 9675

Rocky peninsula, 2.5 mi long and 2 mi wide, lying between O'Brien Bay and Sparkes Bay at the E side of the Windmill Islands. First mapped from aerial photographs taken by USN Operation HighJump in February 1947 and thought to be an island connected by a steep snow ramp to the continental ice overlying Budd Coast. The term peninsula was considered more appropriate by the Wilkes Station party of 1957. Named by the US-ACAN for Capt. Ray A. Mitchell, USN, captain of the USS Cacapon, tanker of the western task group of USN Operation HighJump, Task Force 68, 1946-47.

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