Abbey Nunatak

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Abbey Nunatak (85°37′S 134°43′W) is a nunatak 2 miles (3 km) southeast of Penrod Nunatak, lying at the west side of Reedy Glacier just north of the mouth of Kansas Glacier.

Discovery and name

The nunatak was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos collected during the years 1960–64. Abbey Nunatak was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in honor of Gordon Abbey, who served as a radioman with the Byrd Station winter party in 1957.


A 1965 field geology survey explored the region surrounding Abbey Nunatak and determined it to be predominantly igneous granite formed in the Paleozoic Era. A rock sample collected from the nunatak by John G. Murtaugh was multi-colored fine-grained granite with inclusions.

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Geology sample taken at site