Mount Lacroix

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Mount Lacroix (65°3′S 63°58′W / 65.050°S 63.967°W / -65.050; -63.967Coordinates: 65°3′S 63°58′W / 65.050°S 63.967°W / -65.050; -63.967) is a prominent mountain with red vertical cliffs and a rounded summit, 640 metres (2,100 ft) high, surmounting the northeast end of Booth Island, in the Wilhelm Archipelago, Antarctica. It was first charted by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1903–05, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot and named by him after French mineralogist and geologist Alfred Lacroix, who was a member of the scientific commission for the French expeditions of 1903–05 and 1908–10.[1]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Mount Lacroix" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).