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Mount Vernon Harcourt
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Mount Vernon Harcourt in 1964
Highest point
Elevation 5,151 ft (1,570 m)
Age of rock Oldest dated rock: 5.5 and 6.6 million years
Mountain type Stratovolcano

Mount Vernon Harcourt, also unofficially known as Mount Harcourt, is a stratovolcano making up part of the Hallett Peninsula extending into the Ross Sea about 375 mi (604 km) south of Mount Erebus, along with three overlapping shield volcanoes.

The mountain was discovered in January 1841 by Sir James Clark Ross and named by him for the Reverend William Vernon Harcourt, one of the founders of the British Association.

Mount Vernon Harcourt is part of the Hallett Volcanic Province of the McMurdo Volcanic Group. Two dates have been obtained from the volcano's rock, roughly 5.5 and 6.6 million years in age. These samples are alkalic in composition.

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