Mount Slaughter is an ice-free peak
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, rising to 3,600 m on a spur trending southwest from Opalchenie Peak
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on Vinson Plateau
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, Sentinel Range
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, in the Ellsworth Mountains
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, Antarctica. It is surmounting the head of Donnellan Glacier
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to the northwest and Gildea Glacier
Gildea Glacier is a 10 km long and 5 km wide Antarctic glacier flowing southwestward from Craddock Massif between Mount Slaughter and Mount Atkinson into Nimitz Glacier, Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains...
to the south. Mapped by United States Geological Survey
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(USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photographs, 1957-60. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names
Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names
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(US-ACAN) in 1982, after John B. Slaughter, Director, National Science Foundation
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- Vinson Massif. Scale 1:250 000 topographic map. Reston, Virginia: US Geological Survey, 1988.