Black Face

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Black Face (77°51′S 160°53′E / 77.850°S 160.883°E / -77.850; 160.883Coordinates: 77°51′S 160°53′E / 77.850°S 160.883°E / -77.850; 160.883) is the south wall of an east-west ridge in Arena Valley, 1 nautical mile (2 km) south of East Beacon, in the Quartermain Mountains, Victoria Land. The feature is a prominent landmark and is formed by a dolerite dike which rises over 300 metres (1,000 ft) above the floor of the valley. It was named by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee from the color of the rock following geological work in the area by C.T. McElroy, G. Rose, and K.J. Whitby in 1980–81.[1]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Black Face" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).