Manila Creek

Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SO
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-5
Latitude 64.59
Longitude -164.42
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Location and accuracy Manila Creek is a small east tributary to lower Solomon River. The mouth of Manila Creek is 2 miles northeast of Solomon. This is locality 104 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181). Probably located within one mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Manila Creek has cut through coastal plain deposits in its upper reaches but schist and marble are exposed along the lower 3/4 mile of the drainage (Smith, 1910; Sainsbury and others, 1972, OFR 511). Gold has apparently been discovered but mining has not taken place (Cobb, 1978, OF 78-181). Collier and others (1908) note that the gold has been reworked from coastal plain deposits. Bedrock here is part of a lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage that includes a distinctive black, very fine-grained, graphitic schist (Sainsbury and others, 1972, OFR 511; Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-164.422607080393, 64.5892538084483)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a); possibly reworked coastal plain deposits.
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary; the location and elevation (25 to 150 feet) of this area indicate that it was affected by Quaternary sea level fluctuations.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Prospecting pits are the principal workings.
Indication of production None