Apollo Mine

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Zinc, Lead, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000478
MRDS ID A010657
Record type Site
Current site name Apollo Mine
Alternate or previous names Apollo Consolidated, Alaska Apollo, Sitka

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.5663, 55.19367 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Zinc Tertiary
Lead Tertiary
Copper Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Copper Ore
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Propylitized

Analytical data

Result ASSAYS OF VEIN INTERCEPTS IN 10 RECENT DRILL HOLES SHOW UP TO 14% ZN
Result 1% PB
Result 0.6% CU
Result 0.3 OZ AU/TON
Result 0.3 OZ AG/TON

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Dacite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.5663, 55.19367

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description North Plunging Shoot

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Depth to bottom 365.76M
    Depth to top 0M

Comments on the geologic information

  • SMALL TERTIARY GRANITIC PLUTONS IN VICINITY.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year >1875
Year of first production 1875

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 5181.6M
    Overall depth 182.88M

Comments on development

  • MAJOR OPERATIONS ENDED EARLY 1900'S. SPORADIC MINOR ACTIVITY UNTIL WORLD WAR II. CURRENT (1983) EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010657

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-909, P. 39.

  • Deposit

    ALASKA CONSTRUCTION AND OIL, VOL 24, NO 9, P. 28-30.

  • Deposit

    USGS B 467, P. 21, 125-126.

  • Production

    USGS OFR 80-909, P. 39.; ALASKA CONSTRUCTION AND OIL, VOL 24, NO 9, P 28. ADGGS SPEC REPT 31, P. 13

  • Reserve-Resource

    ADGGS SPEC REPT 31, P. 13

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Discovery Year: LATE 1800'S
Deposit THE SITKA MINE IS INCLUDED HERE UNDER APOLLO BECAUSE OF PROXIMITY, GEOLOGIC SIMILARITY, COMMON OWNERSHIP, AND CURRENT EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS WHICH COVER BOTH SITES ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 5 PERS COMM
Deposit RETICULATED QUARTZ VEINS IN FRACTURED AND ALTERED TERTIARY ANDESITE AND DACITE

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1984 Elliott, R. L. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 13-APR-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey