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Mt. Discovery seen from Pegasus Field, January 2013
|Elevation||2,681 m (8,796 ft)|
|Prominence||1,637 m (5,371 ft) |
|Age of rock||Pliocene-to-Pleistocene|
|Volcanic belt||McMurdo Volcanic Group|
|Last eruption||1.87 million years ago|
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.
Discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901–04) and named for their expedition ship Discovery.
- LeMasurier, W. E.; Thomson, J. W., eds. (1990). Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. American Geophysical Union. p. 512 pp. ISBN 0-87590-172-7.
- "Skiing the Pacific Ring of Fire and Beyond". Amar Andalkar's Ski Mountaineering and Climbing Site. 2007 . Retrieved 14 January 2005.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mount Discovery
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