Brown Peak (Sturge Island) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBrown Peak
|Elevation||1,705 m (5,594 ft)|
|Prominence||1,705 m (5,594 ft)|
|Location||Sturge Island, Balleny Islands, East Antarctica|
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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