The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Serdtse-Kamen (Stone Heart)

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Serdtse-Kamen (Stone Heart) (Chukchi “Pyttelgyyanrakvyn”) – a separate stone at the end of a headland, Chukchi Autonomous Area, Russia. Located to the east from Kolyuchinskaya Bay, it is the eastern edge of the mountain mass, to the southeast of Kitsetun Cape. The cape is precipitous and rocky. To the north from it, the coastal cliffs get higher, and to the south, lower. It is the resting place of walruses. The cape was named Serdtse-Kamen by J. Cook, who was there on September 1, 1778. Its shape reminds that of a heart. In 1920, the expedition of the Norwegian explorer R. Amundsen stayed for winter around the place.

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