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Rhyolite Islands: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Rhyolite Islands in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Rhyolite Islands

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12590

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 40' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 35' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.6666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.5833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): Group of islands and rocks which extend 4 mi in an E-W direction, lying close off the Rymill Coast of Palmer Land opposite the N side of the mouth of Eureka Glacier, in George VI Sound. Surveyed in 1948 by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) and so named from the rock of which the islands are largely composed. The name "Grupo Maipo," after the Chilean oil tanker Maipo, may refer to these islands roughly charted by the Chilean Antarctic Expedition, 1947, in c. 6954S, 6833W.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Rhyolite Islands in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Rhyolite Islands should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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