Rising Sun

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308690
Record type Site
Current site name Rising Sun

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.57241, 55.18923 (WGS84)
Relative position This site represents an old claim block on southeastern Unga Island. It is southwest of the Apollo mine (PM079) and approximately 1 mile west of the head of Delarof Bay (Wilson and others, 1988, locality 40). The map site is at an elevation of 700 feet, about 0.15 mile southeast of the center of sec. 6, T. 58 S., R. 74 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1 mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.57241, 55.18923

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This prospect is described as two zones of reticulated quartz veins exposed in a 37-foot drift (Wilson and others, 1988). The zones decrease in width from 14 feet at the adit to 1 foot at the end of the drift, where they are faulted off. The veins contain no visible sulfides. They are hosted in the late Eocene to early Oligocene Popof volcanic rocks (Wilson and others, 1995). Five samples assayed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines contained as much as 0.3 ppm gold and 69 ppm silver (Wilson and others, 1988).
  • Age = Eocene or younger.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Alaska Peninsula

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Work on this prospect includes a 580-foot adit tunnel and a 37-foot drift. The best values from five samples are 0.3 ppm gold and 69 ppm silver.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF PM081

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examinations of parts of the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands southwestern Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines, unpublished report of investigations, 40 p. (Unpublished report held by the U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage.)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 veins

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 15-JAN-2001 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey