Footscrew Nunatak

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Footscrew Nunatak (77°55′S 160°57′E / 77.917°S 160.950°E / -77.917; 160.950Coordinates: 77°55′S 160°57′E / 77.917°S 160.950°E / -77.917; 160.950) is a nunatak 1,865 metres (6,120 ft) high to the southwest of Windy Gully, standing 1.4 nautical miles (2.6 km) southeast of Altar Mountain in the Quartermain Mountains of Victoria Land, Antarctica. It is one of a group of names in the area associated with surveying applied in 1993 by the New Zealand Geographic Board, a footscrew being a leveling screw of a tripod as used with surveying instruments.[1]

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