Mount Thornton (Coordinates: ) 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.
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