Map of the Shantar Islands.
|Federal subject||Far Eastern Federal District|
|• Total||372 km2 (144 sq mi)|
|Elevation||415 m (1,362 ft)|
Feklistova is 24 km (15 mi) west to east and 19.3 km (12 mi) north to south. It lies about 20 km (12.4 mi) to the west of Bolshoy Shantar Island, the main island in the group. Feklistov Island is covered with taiga forest and has a 3 km (1.8 mi) long lake on its northern shore separated from the sea by a spit of land.
This island is part of the "Kondyor-Feklistov metallogenic belt" (KD) owing to the presence of placers  which include minerals like "blacksand platinum". The "Kondyor-Feklistov metallogenic belt" is one of the major metallogenic belts of Northeast Asia. It is assumed that it formed by an oblique subduction of the oceanic crust of the Mongol-Okhotsk paleoocean under the southern margin of the Siberian continent.
Between 1852 and 1885, American whaleships cruised for bowhead whales off Feklistova Island. They also anchored in Lebyazhya Bay on the south side of the island to stow down or boil oil, flense whales, and obtain wood and water or shelter from storms. They referred to the anchorage itself as Feklistova Harbor. The ship Lexington, of Nantucket, reported sixteen other whaleships anchored in Feklistova Harbor, of which five were boiling oil; seven more were seen coming in.
- Russia Guide - Location
- United States. (1918). Asiatic Pilot, Volume 1: East coast of Siberia, Sakhalin Island and Chosen. Washington: Hydrographic Office.
- Placer on Feklistov Island
- Arctic, of Fairhaven, Sep. 20, 1852. In Gelett, C. W. (1917). A life on the ocean: Autobiography of Captain Charles Wetherby Gelett. Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaiian Gazette Co., Ltd.
- Arnolda, of New Bedford, Sep. 24-26, Oct. 4-6, 14-17, 1874, Old Dartmouth Historical Society; Mary and Helen II, of San Francisco, Aug. 10-12, Aug. 18-23, 1885, Kendall Whaling Museum (KWM).
- Daniel Wood, of New Bedford, Sep. 23, 1857, Nicholson Whaling Collection (NWC).
- Harrison, of New Bedford, Sep. 4–6, 1853, NWC.
- William Wirt, of New Bedford, July 27, 1855, NWC.
- Mary Frazier, of New Bedford, Aug. 14–19, 1859, NWC.
- Josephine, of New Bedford, Sep. 23-25, 1861, KWM.
- Louisa, of New Bedford, Sep. 11-14, 1858, NWC.
- Lexington, of Nantucket, Sep. 1, 1855, Nantucket Historical Association.
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