Lawrence Peaks

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Lawrence Peaks

Lawrence Peaks (72°50′S 166°20′E / 72.833°S 166.333°E / -72.833; 166.333) is a mountain complex of high peaks separating the Seafarer Glacier from the head of the Mariner Glacier in Antarctica.

It was named by the Northern Party of New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1966–67, for the leader of the party, J.E.S.Lawrence.[1][2] It should not be confused with Mt Lawrence, which at 67°51′S 62°31′E, is in the David Range of the Framnes Mtns, and was named after J. Lawrence, a diesel mechanic at Mawson Base in 1959.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lawrence Peaks
  2. ^ Antarctica: An Encyclopedia John Stewart, McFarland & Co. Inc. 1990, Vol I, p. 563

Further reading[edit]

  • "Mariner Glacier Geological Survey", J.E.S.Lawrence, Antarctic, 4, 9, March 1967 pp 436–439
  • Weaver S.D., Bradshaw J.D. and Laird M.G. Lawrence Peaks Volcanics, North Victoria Land. New Zealand Antarctic Record. 1984 Vol 5 No 3 pp 18–22
  • Edmund Stump. The Ross Orogen of the Transantarctic Mountains. Cambridge. 1995
  • Third GANOVEX expedition, Geological Mapping and Investigations of the Geology of the East and North of North Victoria Land 1982

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