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Fossil Bluff: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Fossil Bluff 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): Fossil Bluff

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5178

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 20' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 17' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.3333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.2833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Prominent rock bluff on the E coast of Alexander Island marking the N side of the mouth of Uranus Glacier where it enters George VI Sound. Probably first seen by Lincoln Ellsworth, who flew directly over it and photographed segments of the coast in this vicinity on Nov. 23, 1935. First roughly surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) and so named by them because fossils were found in the rock strata there. Resurveyed in 1948 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS).

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Fossil Bluff 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 Fossil Bluff should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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