Information About

Hatbox Mesa

Quick Facts

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Location

68 ° 43' 44" N,
152 ° 44' 1" W

Region

North Slope

Elevation

2461 ft (750.11 m)

Hatbox Mesa in Detail.

About

extends E between Ayiyak and Chandler Rivers, 47.5 mi. NW of Anaktuvuk Pass, Arctic Slope. 20 miles long.

History

So named by a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) geology party in 1945 "because of the mesa's peculiar manner of weathering into boxlike blocks that from a distance resemble hatboxes."