Drake Nunatak

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Map of Thurston Island.
Satellite image of Thurston Island.

Drake Nunatak (85°17′S 89°20′W / 85.283°S 89.333°W / -85.283; -89.333Coordinates: 85°17′S 89°20′W / 85.283°S 89.333°W / -85.283; -89.333) is a nunatak 1,935 metres (6,350 ft) high at the base of Bermel Escarpment and 1 nautical mile (2 km) east of Elliott Nunatak, in the Thiel Mountains. The name was proposed by Arthur Ford and Peter Bermel, co-leaders of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Thiel Mountains party of 1960–61, for Avery A. Drake, Jr., a USGS geologist aboard the USS Glacier to the Thurston Island and Bellingshausen Sea area, 1960–61.[1]

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