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Akoviknak Mountain

Quick Facts

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Location

68 ° 12' 23" N,
166 ° 0' 11" W

Region

North Slope

Elevation

328 ft (99.97 m)

Uses

Akoviknak Mountain in Detail.

About

Trends NNW to SSE just E of Akoviknak Lagoon and 4.2 mi NNW of Cape Thompson, Arctic Slope.

History

An Eskimo name reported to mean "one that resembles a White Whale." The name alludes to bumps on the whale's head represented by large boulders on the ridge according to W. O. Pruitt, University of Alaska, in 1962. Project Chariot personnel reported the name as "Ahviknuk" in 1962.