Lientur Rocks

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Lientur Rocks
Location of Lientur Rocks
Lientur Rocks is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Lientur Rocks
Lientur Rocks
Location of Lientur Rocks
Lientur Rocks is located in Antarctica
Lientur Rocks
Lientur Rocks
Lientur Rocks (Antarctica)
Coordinates62°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
ArchipelagoSouth Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

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).

See also[edit]


  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4


External links[edit]

Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.