|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SO|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-5|
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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 descriptionManila 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.|
|Workings or exploration||Prospecting pits are the principal workings.|
|Indication of production||None|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Solomon quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-445, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Solomon quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-181, 185 p.
Collier, A.J., Hess, F.L., Smith, P.S., and Brooks, A.H., 1908, The gold placers of parts of Seward Peninsula, Alaska, including the Nome, Council, Kougarok, Port Clarence, and Goodhope precincts: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 328, 343 p.
Sainsbury, C.L., Hudson, T.L., Ewing, R., and Marsh, W.R., 1972, Reconnaissance geologic maps of the Solomon D-5 and C-5 quadrangles, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 72-324, 12 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
Smith, P.S., 1910, Geology and mineral resources of the Solomon and Casadepaga quadrangles, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 433, 234 p.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||8/19/1999|