Information About

Agate Rock

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Agate Rock on The Map

Location

68 ° 8' 6" N,
165 ° 57' 23" W

Region

North Slope

Elevation

522 ft (159.11 m)

Uses

Agate Rock in Detail.

About

Overlooking the Chukchi Sea about 1.2 mi SE of Cape Thompson, Arctoc Slope.

History

Named in 1906 by A. J. Collier, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) because it is composed of various colored rock beds arched into an anticline, giving the appearance of a "bulls eye" agate when viewed from a distance.