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Lyons Cone (77°38′S 162°30′E / 77.633°S 162.500°E / -77.633; 162.500Coordinates: 77°38′S 162°30′E / 77.633°S 162.500°E / -77.633; 162.500) is a cone shaped peak 2.4 nautical miles (4.4 km) north-northeast of the Matterhorn, rising to 1,850 metres (6,070 ft) on the ridge separating the heads of Lacroix Glacier, Newall Glacier, and Suess Glacier in the Asgard Range, Victoria Land, Antarctica. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after American geochemist William Berry Lyons, a veteran of expeditions to the Himalayas, Greenland, Iceland, and Antarctica, 1980–97, and chief scientist of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research field team, 1993–97. As a member of a University of New Hampshire field party, 1988–89, Lyons participated in glaciochemical investigations that collected two ice cores, 150 and 175 metres (490 and 570 ft) deep, from the upper Newall Glacier, in proximity of this peak.

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