Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308147
Record type Site
Current site name Olgen

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.55941, 55.18823 (WGS84)
Relative position This prospect is located on southeastern Unga Island and represents an old claim block on the creek draining the Apollo mine site. It is approximately 1,600 feet northwest of the head of Delarof Bay and 1,500 feet east of the Apollo mine adit portal (Wilson and others, 1988, locality 41). The location is accurate to within 1,200 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.55941, 55.18823

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This prospect is a vuggy, oxidized quartz vein that strikes N 38 E and has a strike length of approximately 500 feet (Wilson and others, 1988). It occurs in volcanic rocks of the late Eocene to early Oligocene Popof volcanic rocks (Wilson and others, 1995). The vein is exposed in a short adit and may be the southwestern continuation of the Sitka fracture system (Wilson and others, 1988). Sulfides present in the vein include chalcopyrite, galena, pyrite, and sphalerite.
  • Age = Eocene or younger.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Alaska Peninsula

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = This prospect has been explored by a short adit.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PM078

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Webber, B.S., Moss, J.M., Rutledge, F.A., and Sanford, R.S., 1946, Reconnaissance examinations of parts of the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands southwestern Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines, unpublished report of investigations, 40 p. (Unpublished report held by the U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage.)

  • Deposit

    Wilson, F.H., White, W.H., and DuBois, G.D., 1988, Brief descriptions of mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences in the Port Moller and Stepovak Bay quadrangles, Alaska Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-666, 128 p., scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Wilson, F.H., Detterman, R.L., Miller, J. W., and Case, J.E., 1995, Geologic map of the Port Moller, Stepovak Bay, and Simeonof Island quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series Map I-2272, 1 map sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Wilson and others, 1988

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Epithermal gold vein, Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 15-JAN-01 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey