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Ironside Glacier is a glacier, about 30 mi (48 km) long, originating at the south side of Mount Minto in the Admiralty Mountains and draining southeast between Mount Whewell and Mount Herschel into Moubray Bay, Victoria Land, Antarctica. At its mouth it is joined by the Honeycomb Glacier flowing in from the north.[1]

Ironside Glacier
Map showing the location of Ironside Glacier
Map showing the location of Ironside Glacier
Location of Ironside Glacier in Antarctica
LocationVictoria Land
Coordinates72°8′S 169°40′E / 72.133°S 169.667°E / -72.133; 169.667
Length26 nmi (48 km; 30 mi)
TerminusMoubray Bay

The name is suggested by an association of ideas involved in the name Admiralty Mountains, and by the impression of power given by the great icefall in the lower portion of the glacier. Named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1957-58.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Ironside Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

Coordinates: 72°8′S 169°40′E / 72.133°S 169.667°E / -72.133; 169.667