Kawdy Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of upper Nahlin River between Kawdy and Seguthooth Creeks, W of N end of Dease Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 58°52'53''N, 131°14'01''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104J/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 March 1944 as submitted by BC Mines Dept. for Geological Survey map 922A, but not included thereon. Reapproved 2 October 1952 on 104J.

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

"Kawdy" is the local name, referring both to the mountain itself and to the surrounding plateau. Correspondence re: whether the name for the isolated feature should be Kawdy Mtn or Kawdy Peak (file D.1.52).

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

Named by geologists P. Watson and W.H. Mathews. [Note: geologist Chanone Ryane advises that the feature Watson & Mathews named "Kawdy Mountain" in 1944, interpreted in geological literature by Mathews in 1947 as: "a volcano that had erupted under ice, forming a large fragmental cone several hundred meters in height on top of a lava plateau..." is actually the edifice located about 11km northeast of here, the highest point on the Kawdy Plateau at 58° 58' 24" - 131° 09' 14" - ie. the text "Kawdy Mountain" has been positioned in the wrong location on topographic map 104J, 1952 onwards... (April 2011 advice from PhD candidate C.Ryane, UBC)

Source: included with note