Delarof Harbor

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale PM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 55.187
Longitude -160.548
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Location and accuracy This site, at the head of Delarof Harbor on southeastern Unga Island, represents beach sands at the mouth of the creek draining the Apollo mine area (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 14; Wilson and others, 1988, locality 14). The location is accurate to within 1,200 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence represents placer gold in beach sands at the mouth of a creek draining the Apollo mine area (PM079).
Geologic map unit (-160.55003296693, 55.1861710044316)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some beach mining was reported in 1911 (Brooks, 1912).
Indication of production None