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Brown Peak
Highest point
Elevation 1,705 m (5,594 ft)
Prominence 1,705 m (5,594 ft)
Listing Ultra
Geography
Location Sturge Island, Balleny Islands, East Antarctica
Geology
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 2001
LocationBalleny
Location of the Balleny Islands
Balleny Map
Sturge Island is the southernmost of the Balleny Islands

Brown Peak is a stratovolcano and the highest point of the Balleny Islands. It is situated on the northern part of Sturge Island.

Discovery and naming

John Balleny discovered Brown Peak in February 1839, and named it for W. Brown, a merchant who provided financial support to the Enderby Brothers' expedition. In 1841, Captain James Clark Ross, who sighted the islands on his own expedition to Antarctica, gave it the name Russell Peak.

Possible 2001 eruption

Satellite imagery suggests that an eruption may have occurred on or about 12 June 2001.

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