Manila Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Sb
Ore minerals gold; stibnite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 64.745
Longitude -165.2874
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Location and accuracy Manila Creek joins Hobson Creek to flow into the west side of Nome River in the Nome C-1 quadrangle. The location used here is the approximate center of the placer mined section which is mostly in the Nome C-1 quadrangle. This is locality 110 of Cobb (1972 [MF-463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Chapin (1914, p. 389) reported a rich placer gold discovery on Manila Creek. The pay streak, about 10 feet thick, was on schist bedrock below about 25 feet of barren alluvium. The gold was reported to be coarse and flaky. In 1916, Mertie (1918, p. 454) found two underground drift mines in operation on Manila Creek . The headwaters of Manila Creek are in a highly mineralized area that includes several identified antimony and gold deposits (NM085, NM086, and NM087).
Geologic map unit (-165.290018870719, 64.7442404440124)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Small-scale drift mines operated on this creek at least up to 1916.
Indication of production Yes; small