Powder Island

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Powder Island (69°32′S 68°47′W / 69.533°S 68.783°W / -69.533; -68.783Coordinates: 69°32′S 68°47′W / 69.533°S 68.783°W / -69.533; -68.783) is a small island lying 8 nautical miles (15 km) south-southeast of Cape Jeremy and 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off the west coast of Palmer Land, in George VI Sound. First surveyed in 1948 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), and so named by them because of the friable nature of the rock found on the island.

See also[edit]

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