Discovery Ridge

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Scientist walking along Discovery Ridge

Discovery Ridge (84°44′S 114°06′W) is a broad rock ridge with a flat summit area located in the Ohio Range. The ridge projects northwest from the Buckeye Table two miles northwest of Mount Glossopteris.

Discovery and Name

Discovery Ridge was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy aerial photographs taken during the 1958–59 season.

The name was suggested by William E. Long, a geologist with the Ohio State University expedition to the Horlick Mountains in 1960-61 and 1961-62. "Discovery Ridge" was chosen because the first specimens of lithified till and the first Devonian brachiopods were discovered by the expedition on this ridge. It should not be confused with the similarly-named Discovery Bluff located in Victoria Land.

Peerage Title

On 23 July 2021, Sir Michael Stolarczyk, the Baronet of Alenroux, was granted the peerage title Count of Discovery Ridge in recognition of his service as Minister of Transportation.