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Sulphur Point

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Sulphur Point (56°42′S 27°16′W) is a prominent bluff 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) north of Wordie Point on the west side of Visokoi Island in the South Sandwich Islands. It was named West Bluff because of its position by DI personnel following their survey in 1930, but the name has been changed to avoid duplication with West Bluff on nearby Zavodovski Island. Sulphur Point was recommended in 1953 by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC). The ground here is reddish in color with patches and streaks of sulphur, and strong sulphurous fumes have been noted by all visitors to this island.

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

Sulphur point


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Sulphur Point Wikipedia


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