Mount Caplice

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Pronounced: KAY-pliss
Relative Location: SW side of Atlin Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°10'41''N, 134°14'43''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104M/1
Related Maps: 104M
104M/1

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Caplice adopted 7 August 1947 on 104M, not Caplice Mountain as labelled on Brownlee & Lowry's "Map of Atlin Gold District", 1905.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Likely refers to John Caplice, associated with the Laverdiere Group of mineral claims at the south end of Atlin Lake in 1901, obtaining the Butte, Great Falls and Helena copper claims by Crown Grant in March 1903.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office