Mount Frakes

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Mount Frakes
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
Mount Frakes is located in Antarctica
Mount Frakes
Mount Frakes
Location Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica
Parent range Crary Mountains
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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