Mount Maines

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Mount Maines
Mount Elkins Map.jpg
Map of Antarctica indicating location of Mount Maines
Elevation 2,190 m (7,185 ft)
Location Enderby Land, Australian Antarctic Territory, East Antarctica
Range Napier Mountains
Coordinates 66°39′S 53°54′E / 66.650°S 53.900°E / -66.650; 53.900Coordinates: 66°39′S 53°54′E / 66.650°S 53.900°E / -66.650; 53.900
Type Metamorphic
Age of rock 2837 million years (Archaean eon)
Easiest route basic snow/ice climb

Mount Maines, also known as Stornuten, is a mountain, 2,190 metres (7,190 ft), standing roughly 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) SE of Stor Hånakken Mountain and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) W of Mount Elkins in the Napier Mountains, Enderby Land.[1]

Discovery and naming[edit]

Mount Maines was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, and named Stornuten (the big peak). Rephotographed by ANARE in 1956 and renamed by ANCA for R.L. Maines, cook at Wilkes Station in 1961.[1]

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