Mount Frakes

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Mount Frakes
MountFrakesSteere.jpg
Mounts Frakes (left) and Steere (right) from the northeast.
Highest point
Elevation 3,675 m (12,057 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,780 m (5,840 ft) [2]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 76°48′S 117°42′W / 76.800°S 117.700°W / -76.800; -117.700Coordinates: 76°48′S 117°42′W / 76.800°S 117.700°W / -76.800; -117.700
Geography
Mount Frakes is located in Antarctica
Mount Frakes
Mount Frakes
Antarctica
Location Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Parent range Crary Mountains
Geology
Mountain type Shield volcano
Last eruption Unknown

Mount Frakes is a prominent shield volcano marking the highest elevation in the Crary Mountains, in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.[1]

The mountain was mapped by the USGS from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-66. Named by US-ACAN for Lawrence A. Frakes, United States Antarctic Program geologist who worked three summer seasons in the Falkland Islands and Antarctica, 1964-65 through 1967-68.[1]

Topographic map of Mounts Frakes and Steere (1:250,000 scale) from USGS Crary Mountains

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