Hunt River

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Asbestos
Ore minerals tremolite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-6
Latitude 67.33
Longitude -158.55
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Location and accuracy Located on low hill between the Hunt River and Nekakte Creek in T. 22 N., R. 2 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 9 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978) and accurate to within 2000 ft. (600 m).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Veinlets of tremolite asbestos less than 0.5 in. (1 cm) wide containing fibers up to 2 in. (5 cm) long (Anderson, 1947, p. 16).
Geologic map unit (-158.552828324751, 67.3294283831105)
Mineral deposit model Serpentine-hosted asbestos (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 8d).
Mineral deposit model number 8d

Production and reserves

Indication of production None

Additional comments

Located within Kobuk Valley National Park.


MRDS Number A011858


Reporters K.R. Leonard (USGS), R.L. Elliott (USGS), J.M. Schmidt (USGS)
Last report date 10/26/1992