Unnamed (coast south of Apollo Mountain)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Zinc, Silver, Gold, Molybdenum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308148
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (coast south of Apollo Mountain)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.60241, 55.15923 (WGS84)
Relative position This site is located on the south shore of southeastern Unga island about 2.5 miles south-southeast of Apollo Mountain (Christie, 1974, color anomaly 80). The locality is accurate to within 1 mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Zinc Primary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary
Molybdenum Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Volcanic rocks here exhibit argillic alteration.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.60241, 55.15923

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This site represents a color anomaly that covers an area of 1 by 2 miles (Christie, 1974, anomaly 80). Within the anomaly Christie noted diorite and argillically altered volcanic rock containing as much as 20 percent disseminated pyrite. Samples of the volcanic rock contained as much as 0.01 ppm gold, 1.8 ppm silver, 48 ppm copper, 55 ppm zinc, and 1.6 ppm molybdenum. The rocks are mapped as the Eocene to Oligocene Popof volcanic rocks (Wilson and others, 1995).
  • Age = Eocene or younger.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Alaska Peninsula

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = The Aleut-Quintana-Duval joint venture examined and sampled this site in 1974 (Christie, 1974).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PM083

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Christie, J.S., 1974, Aleut-Quintana-Duval 1974 joint venture, final report: Unpublished Quintana Minerals Corporation report, 24 p., 3 appendices, 2 maps. (Report held by the Aleut Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska.)

  • 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 = Christie, 1974

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = This site is located on land patented by, or interim-conveyed to, the Aleut Corporation.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 05-FEB-01 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey