Nelson Rock

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Nelson Rock
Nelson Rock is located in Antarctica
Nelson Rock
Nelson Rock
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 67°23′S 62°45′E / 67.383°S 62.750°E / -67.383; 62.750Coordinates: 67°23′S 62°45′E / 67.383°S 62.750°E / -67.383; 62.750
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Nelson Rock is an uninhabited solitary island, being essentially a dark rock which is partly ice-covered and lies 5.6 km (3 nmi) north of Williams Rocks, off the coast of Mac Robertson Land in Holme Bay. The Rock was mapped by Robert G. Dovers of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) in 1954. Nelson Rock was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for Robert Edward Kelvin Nelson, a weather observer at Mawson Station in 1962, who assisted with the triangulation of Nelson Rock and the erection of a beacon.[1]

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

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