Gothic Mountains

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Gothic Mountains is located in Antarctica
Gothic Mountains
Gothic Mountains
Gothic Mountains in Antarctica

The Gothic Mountains is a group of mountains, 32 kilometres (20 mi) long, in the Queen Maud Mountains of Antarctica, located west of Watson Escarpment and bounded by Scott Glacier, Albanus Glacier, and Griffith Glacier. The mountains were first visited in December 1934 by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE) geological party led by Quin Blackburn. The name was proposed by Edmund Stump, leader of a U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) - Arizona State University geological party which made investigations here in the 1980-81 season. The mountains are composed of granites which have weathered to produce a series of spires and peaks reminiscent of a Gothic cathedral.[1] Coordinates: 86°00′S 150°00′W / 86.000°S 150.000°W / -86.000; -150.000

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Geographical features include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gothic Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  2. ^ "Altar Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-09-22.
  3. ^ "Grizzly Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-02-28.
  4. ^ "Mount Zanuck". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
  5. ^ "Zanuck East Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-20.

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