Raquelia Rocks

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Raquelia Rocks
Location of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°39′02.5″S 60°22′49″W / 62.650694°S 60.38028°W / -62.650694; -60.38028
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population 0

Raquelia Rocks is a group of three adjacent rocks in eastern South Bay, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica formed by an offshoot of Atlantic Club Ridge halfway along the Zodiac boat route linking the Spanish Antarctic Base and the Bulgarian Antarctic Base on the island. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers operating from nearby Johnsons Dock.

The feature’s name appeared first on a 1998 Spanish chart.


Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands

The rocks are located at 62°39′02.5″S 60°22′49″W / 62.650694°S 60.38028°W / -62.650694; -60.38028 which is 820 m (897 yd) south-southwest of Hespérides Point, 350 m (383 yd) from the nearest coastal point and 830 m (908 yd) west-northwest of Ballester Point (British mapping in 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, detailed Spanish mapping in 1991, and Bulgarian mapping in 1996, 2005 and 2009).

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