Apollo Mountain

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308149
Record type Site
Current site name Apollo Mountain

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.61241, 55.17923 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is approximately located. The map site is at an elevation of about 700 feet, due south of 1,630 foot peak of Apollo Mountain on southeastern Unga Island (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 13; Wilson and others, 1988, locality 13). The location is accurate to within 2 miles.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.61241, 55.17923

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This occurrence consists of quartz veins less than 12 inches thick that crop out discontinuously along stike for 2,500 feet. It also includes a knoblike, 100- by 1,000-foot area of brecciated and silicified andesite containing numerous quartz-filled vugs and limonitic shears. The vein system cuts rocks mapped as Popof volcanic rocks of late Eocene to early Oligocene age (Wilson and others, 1995). Grab samples of the quartz contained as much as 0.23 ppm gold and 10 ppm silver (Wilson and others, 1988). Base metal values are low.
  • 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 = Some evaluation work may have been done by UNC Teton Exploration Drilling Company for the Aleut Corporation in 1979, 1981, and 1982 (Wilson and others, 1988). Grab samples contained as much as 0.23 ppm gold and 10 ppm silver. Base metal values were low.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PM084

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973, Alaska 1:250,000-scale quadrangle map overlays showing mineral deposit locations, principal minerals, and number and type of claims: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 20-73, 95 overlays (updated in 1986, 1987).

  • Deposit

    Peterson, R.J., Lemmers, J., Handverger, P., Gallagher, J., Pilcher, R., East, J., Macleod, T., Bartels. E., 1982, Geology and precious metals potential Unga, Popof, and Korovin Islands, Shumagin Group, Aleutian Chain, Alaska: UNC Teton Exploration Drilling Company report, 127 p., 5 map sheets, various scales. (Report held by the Aleut Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska.)

  • 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.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Wilson and others, 1988

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Epithermal gold veins
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 04-JAN-01 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey