Papaya Nunatak

Feature Type:Peak (2) - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NW of Tulsequah Glacier, at S end of Atlin Provincial Park, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 58°57'30''N, 133°57'32''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104K/13

Origin Notes and History:

Papaya Nunatak (peak) was adopted 8 November 1991 on 104K/13.

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

This is a well-known and prominent landmark in the area, rising dramatically from the toe of the Llewellyn Icefield and resembling a papaya in shape and colour. Nunatak is Inuit for "lonely peak" and has become established in geological terminology referring to an island of rock or a mountain peak surrounded by land ice.

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