Black Island (Ross Archipelago) facts for kids
Black Island and Skidoos at sunset
Location in Antarctica
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Black Island (White Island. It was first named by the Discovery Expedition (1901–04) because of its lack of snow. The island's northernmost point is named Cape Hodgson, commemorating Thomas Vere Hodgson.), in the Ross Archipelago, is immediately west of
The highest point is Mount Aurora, a principal radio relay point. On the minor peak of Mount Melania is the principal earth-based ground-station for the US Antarctic Program.
Black Island is volcanic in origin, consisting of a series of trachytic lava domes and basaltic pyroclastic cones. Potassium–argon dating of Black Island volcanic rocks has given ages ranging from 1.69 to 3.8 million years.
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