Prince Charles Mountains

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Prince Charles Mountains
Prince Charles Mountains is located in Antarctica
Prince Charles Mountains
Prince Charles Mountains
Highest point
Peak Mount Menzies
Elevation 3,228 m (10,591 ft)

The Prince Charles Mountains are a major group of mountains in Mac. Robertson Land in Antarctica, including the Athos Range, the Porthos Range, and the Aramis Range. The highest peak is Mount Menzies (3228 m). Other prominent peaks are Mount Izabelle and Mount Stinear (1950 m). These mountains together with other scattered peaks form an arc about 260 miles long, extending from the vicinity of Mount Starlight in the north to Goodspeed Nunataks in the south.[1]

These mountains were first observed and photographed from a distance by airmen of USN Operation Highjump, 1946-47. They were examined by several ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) parties and mapped in the years 1954-61.[1] They have been found to contain large deposits of iron ore.[2] They were named by ANCA in 1956 for Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.[1]

List of key mountains[edit]

Features[edit]

Aramis Range[edit]

Amery Peaks:

Other features in the Aramis Range:

Athos Range[edit]

Porthos Range[edit]

Other features[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Prince Charles Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2005-09-28. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "gnis" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ Antarctica: An Encyclopedia from Abbot Ice Shelf to Zooplankton, Firefly, 2002. ISBN 1-55297-590-8.
  3. ^ "Mount Bayliss". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  4. ^ "Mount Gibson". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-02-18.
  5. ^ "Mount Izabelle". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
  6. ^ "Mount Rymill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  7. ^ "Schmitter Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  8. ^ "Shaw Massif". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
  9. ^ "Simon Ridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
  10. ^ "Mount Stinear". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2005-09-28.

Coordinates: 72°0′S 67°0′E / 72.000°S 67.000°E / -72.000; 67.000

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