Kostal Cone

Feature Type:Cone - Cone-shaped hill.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E end of Kostal Lake, NW of W end Murtle Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°10'26''N, 119°56'50''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 22 November 1991 on 83D/4 as an established name.

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

Kostal Cone or Kostal Volcano has been well-known in geological circles since the 1950s or earlier. The Kostal Lava Flow is only a few thousand years old, and the volcanic vent was active a mere 400 years ago - very recent activity and consequently the focus of study by volcanologists.... The book Nature Wells Gray identifies "Fire Mountain" as another name for the volcano. Named in association with

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

Kostal Cone so-named because it rises abruptly from the east shore of Kostal Lake; the lake name in turn was suggested in April 1936 by Angus Horne, Blue River prospector, after Frank Kostal.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.