Mount Thornton

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Mount Thornton (73°34′S 77°7′W / 73.567°S 77.117°W / -73.567; -77.117Coordinates: 73°34′S 77°7′W / 73.567°S 77.117°W / -73.567; -77.117) is a mountain between Mount McCann and Mount Benkert in the east-central part of the Snow Nunataks, Palmer Land. Discovered and photographed by the United States Antarctic Service (USAS) 1939-41. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Captain Richard Thornton, commander of USNS Eltanin on Antarctic cruises, 1967-68.

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