Prince Charles Mountains

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Prince Charles Mountains
Highest peak Mount Menzies ( 3355  m )
location Mac Robertson Land , East Antarctica ; political: Australian Antarctic Territory
not recognized internationally
Prince Charles Mountains (Antarctica)
Prince Charles Mountains
Coordinates 72 °  S , 67 °  E Coordinates: 72 °  S , 67 °  E

The Prince Charles Mountains are a mountain range in Mac Robertson Land in Antarctica .

They mainly consist of the Athos Range , the Porthos Range and the Aramis Range . Together with some other hills, this mountain range is over 400 km long and is bounded in the north by the neighboring Mount Starlight and in the south by the Goodspeed Nunatakkern .

These mountains were spotted and photographed from a distance by the United States Navy during Operation Highjump in 1946 and 1947.

Between 1954 and 1961 they were geologically explored and mapped by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions . Larger iron ore deposits were discovered.

The Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) named the mountains in 1956 after the English heir to the throne Prince Charles (* 1948).

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