2012 USGS South Pole Marker Keychain or Magnet
Celebrating 100 years of discovery at the South Pole on these unique collectible items.
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This year's marker highlights the 100 year anniversary of Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott both attaining the South Pole. The silhouetted images are of the parties taken from actual photos while at the Pole. The text around the inner circle reads, "Amundsen - December 14, 1911.... Scott - January 17, 1912". The outer circle text reads, "100 Years at Latitude 90* South, Geographic South Pole, NSF, January 1, 2012".

These pewter gifts are replicas of the original U.S. Geological Survey marker placed at the South Pole annually. The geographic South Pole sits at 9300 feet (2385m) above sea level. The actual South Pole is covered by roughly 9000 feet (2700m) of moving glacial ice and these layers move approximately 30 feet (10 m) annually. Each January 1st, the position of 90 degrees south is re-determined and a new, unique survey marker is erected.

Both items cast in fine pewter.

* Keychain is approximately 1 1/4 inches in diameter with an 1 1/2 inch long chain with a split ring attached.
* Magnet is approximately 1 1/4 inches in diameter with a small magnet centered in the back.

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