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Mount Discovery

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Mountain type  Stratovolcano
Elevation  2,681 m
Prominence  1,637 m
Last eruption  1.87 million years ago
First ascent  1959
Listing  Ultra-prominent peak
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Age of rock  Pliocene-to-Pleistocene
Similar  Mount Morning, Mount Terror, Mount Takahe, Mount Siple, Mount Berlin

Mount Discovery is a conspicuous, isolated stratovolcano, lying at the head of McMurdo Sound and east of Koettlitz Glacier, overlooking the NW portion of the Ross Ice Shelf. It forms the center of a three-armed mass of which Brown Peninsula is one extension to the north; Minna Bluff is a second to the east; the third is Mount Morning to the west.

Map of Mount Discovery, Antarctica

Discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901–04) and named for their expedition ship Discovery.

References

Mount Discovery Wikipedia


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