HUBNERITE. A mineral consisting of manganese tungstate, MnWo4, containing 76.6 per cent of tungsten trioxide when pure. A source of tungsten, ferrotungsten and sodium tungstate. Mined in places near Diagoon and from quartz veins in granite at Arivaca, Ariz. In Colorado occurs in gold ore at Leadville, and mined in Uncompahgre district and near Silverton and Gladstone. In Idaho mined in Bluewater district. Small quantities occur at several places in Montana. Mined At Ellsworth, Round Mountain, Hub and other places in Nevada and in Victoria district, New Mexico.
HUC, iik, Evariste Regis, French Roman Catholic missionary: b. Toulouse, 1 Aug. 1813; d. Paris, 31 March 1860. After studying at Toulouse, he joined the Congregation of Saint Lazarus at Paris and was sent to China in 1839. He was occupied for a time in the south ern province, and then set out for the north and succeeded in establishing a settlement not far from Peking. In 1844, he undertook a
journey through Tibet, and had penetrated as far as Thasa (1846) when he, with his com panion, Gabet, were returned to China by orders of the Chinese Ambassador. He visited India, Egypt and Palestine, and returned to Europe in 1852. His accounts of his voyages are eon tamed in 'Souvenirs d'un voyage dans la Tar taric, le Thibet et la Chine' (2 vols., Paris 1850, Eng. trans., London 1851) ; 'L'Empire Chinois' (2 vols., Paris 1854, Eng., trans., Lon don 1855) ; Christianisme en Chine, en Tar tarie, et au Thibet' (4 vols., Paris 1857-58, Eng. trans., 3 vols., London 1857-58). The historical information contained in these works is still valuable, although it was received by his con temporaries in Europe with incredulity. Con sult Henri d'Orlians, 'Le Ore Huc et ses critiques' (Paris 1893).