Information About

Jade Mountains

Quick Facts

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Location

67 ° 14' 30" N,
158 ° 2' 24" W

Region

Northwest Arctic

Elevation

2897 ft (883.01 m)

Jade Mountains in Detail.

About

at SE end of Baird Mts., extend NW-SE 33 mi. NW of Shungnak, Brooks Range. 11 miles long.

History

This name is mentioned by Lieutenant Stoney (1900, p. 56), U.S. Navy (USN), who probably named this feature on his visit there in 1884 when he obtained samples of jade for the Smithsonian Institution. Lieutenant J. C. Cantwell, U.S. Revenue-Cutter Service (USRCS), called it "Ashiganok", meaning "green-stone mountain," in 1884 (Healy, 1886, p. 57). "Ashiganok" is the same as the Eskimo name "Shungnak."

Places Near Jade Mountains
Cities:

Ambler,

Mountain Ranges:

Jade Mountains,

Rivers:

Ambler River,

Streams:

Jade Creek, Kanearok Creek, Kopshesut Creek, Mishuk Creek, Omaluruk Creek,