Apollo Consolidated Gold Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002296
MRDS ID A013201
Record type Site
Current site name Apollo Consolidated Gold Mine
Related records 10234154

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.56463, 55.19034 (WGS84)
Elevation 30
Relative position 2.3 MI. W OF UNGA
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-443, LOC. 6 LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Copper Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Orthoclase Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Propylitization

Analytical data

Result MAIN ORE BODY AVERAGED ABOUT 0.4 OZ/TON AU-USGS OF 80-909

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Dacite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.56463, 55.19034

Comments on the geologic information

  • PROPYLITIZED ANDESITE AND DACITE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1891
Year of first production 1891

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 243.84M
    Overall length 1828.8M

Comments on the workings information

  • EXTENSIVE UNDERGROUND WORKINGS; ONE TUNNEL MORE THAN 6,000 FT. LONG. APOLLO NO. 1 SHAFT DEWATERED TO 450 FT. LEVEL IN WINTER OF 1981-82 BY ALASKA APOLLO GOLD MINES, LTD.. 60 STAMP MILL IN OPERATION IN 1890'S, EARLY 1900'S.

Comments on development

  • PRODUCTION FROM 1891-1904, PRODUCTION RESUMED IN 1908, SMALL-SCALE PRODUCTION UNTIL WORLD WAR II. EXTENSIVE EXPLORATION FROM 1980-86 BY ALASKA APOLLO GOLD MINES, LTD.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013201

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-443, LOC. 6 (1972)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 80-909, P. 39 (1980)

  • Deposit

    USGS B 379, P. 149-150 (1909)

  • Deposit

    ADGGS SR 33, P. 17, 18 (1983)

  • Deposit

    ADGGS SR 39, P. 49-50 (1986)

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-443-6

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit RETICULATED NETWORK OF MINERALIZED FRACTURES IN INTENSELY ALTERED (PROPYLITIZED) TERTIARY ANDESITE AND DACITE CONTAINING FREE GOLD, PYRITE, GALENA, SPHALERITE, CHALCOPYRITE, AND NATIVE COPPER IN GANGUE OF QUARTZ AND SUBORDINATE CALCITE AND ORTHOCLASE. ORE BODY STRIKES N 20 DEGREES E, AND IS 5-40 FT. WIDE. ORE BODY FORMS SHOOT THAT PITCHES NORTHWARD TO A DEPTH OF 800 FT., AND COMES TO THE SURFACE AT 600 FT. ELEVATION TO THE SOUTH. COUNTRY ROCK IS MINERALIZED TO A CERTAIN EXTENT ON EITHER SIDE OF MAIN ORE BODY. MAIN SHOOT HAS BEEN MINED OUT.
Deposit 15 PATENTED LODE CLAIMS, 1 PATENTED MILL CLAIM, 19 UNPATENTED LODE CLAIMS PURCHASED BY ALASKA APOLLO GOLD MINES, LTD. IN 1986, INCLUDING APOLLO, SITKA, AND SHUMAGIN MINES. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1987 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 02-SEP-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey PARSED OUT HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES, AGES, UNIT NAMES, AND UNIT AGES.