Lientur Rocks

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Lientur Rocks
Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands
Lientur Rocks is located in Antarctica
Lientur Rocks
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°19′36″S 59°31′55″W / 62.32667°S 59.53194°W / -62.32667; -59.53194Coordinates: 62°19′36″S 59°31′55″W / 62.32667°S 59.53194°W / -62.32667; -59.53194
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Lientur Rocks is a group of prominent adjacent rocks lying off the north coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica and extending 660 m (722 yd) in east-west direction and 320 m (350 yd) in north-south direction. The area was visited by early 19th-century sealers operating from nearby Clothier Harbour.

The feature was named by the 1949-50 Chilean Antarctic Expedition after the expedition patrol ship Lientur.


The rocks are centred at 62°19′36″S 59°31′55″W / 62.32667°S 59.53194°W / -62.32667; -59.53194 which is 1.26 km (0.78 mi) north-northwest of Newell Point, 710 m (776 yd) north-northeast of Tatul Island, 3.12 km (1.94 mi) southeast of Henfield Rock, 3.41 km (2.12 mi) southwest of Mellona Rocks and 3.74 km (2.32 mi) west-southwest of Liberty Rocks (British mapping in 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, and Bulgarian in 2009).

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