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Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island, Victoria Land, Eastern Antarctica, Antarctica

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 77° 52' 10'' South , 166° 32' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -77.86972,166.55000
Köppen climate type:EF : Ice cap climate

Hut Point Peninsula is about 20 kilometers long and 2 to 4 kilometers wide. It consists of a series of en echelon lines of volcanic cones that extend in a south-southwest direction from Mount Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica. The cones are composed of basanite and basanitoid lavas with lesser amounts of hawaiite and phonolite. (Kyle and Treves, 1974)

Late Cenozoic McMurdo Volcanic group - alkali olivine basalt, basanite, trachyte, phonolites.

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Kyle and Treves (1974) Geology of Hut Point Peninsula. Antarctic J. U.S. 9. 232-234.
American Mineralogist (1975): 60: 722-725.

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