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Brown Peak
Brown Peak is located in Antarctica
Brown Peak
Brown Peak
Location in Antarctica
Highest point
Elevation 1,705 m (5,594 ft)
Prominence 1,705 m (5,594 ft)
Listing Ultra
Location Sturge Island, Balleny Islands, East Antarctica
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 2001
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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