Kuskokwim Mountains

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Water-worn gold nugget from the Kuskokwim Mountains. Weight: 2.16 troy ounces / 67 grams.

The Kuskokwim Mountains is a range of mountains in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, United States,[1] west of the Alaska Range and southeast of the Yukon River, at about 62°52′N 156°15′W / 62.867°N 156.250°W / 62.867; -156.250. The Kuskokwim Mountains begin in the interior west of Fairbanks. The mountain range is about 400 km (250 mi) long from northeast to southwest and about 80 km (50 mi) wide.

The range takes its name from the Kuskokwim River, which flows through the mountains.[1]

Reported and defined in 1898 by Josiah Edward Spurr of the USGS. Spurr applied the name "Tanana Hills" to the low mountains at the northeast end of what are now the Kuskokwim Mountains.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Kuskokwim Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. March 31, 1981. Retrieved November 15, 2013.