|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||NM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-1|
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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 descriptionChapin (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.|
|Workings or exploration||Small-scale drift mines operated on this creek at least up to 1916.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Chapin, Theodore, 1914, Placer mining on Seward Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-L, p. 385-395.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-463, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File report 78-93, 213 p.
Hummel, C.L., 1962, Preliminary geologic map of the Nome D-1 quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-248, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.
|Reporters||C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||10/22/1999|