Contact Point


Contact Point

Contact Point (63°23′S 56°59′W / 63.383°S 56.983°W / -63.383; -56.983) is a small rock point close west of Sheppard Point on the north side of Hope Bay, Trinity Peninsula. The feature was first charted as an island by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, but was surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1955 and proved to be a point. So named by FIDS because greywacke, tuff and diorite were found to be exposed on or very close to this point. Such contacts had not previously been recorded and they were important for the interpretation of the geology of Tabarin Peninsula.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Contact Point" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).