|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SO|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-6|
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|Location and accuracy||Oversight Creek is a short tributary to the extreme headwaters of Telegram Creek (SO108); it is about 3,000 feet long. It and Dividend Creek (SO102) merge to form Telegram Creek. Oversight Creek is not identified by name on the Solomon D-6 quadrangle. It is locality 44 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).|
Geologic descriptionSmith (1909) reports that profitable mining took place on this creek before 1908. The small headwater tributaries to Telegram Creek were all placer mined by small-scale methods during early mining in the Iron Creek area. The gravels are probably thin, locally derived, and lay on lower Paleozoic metasedimentary rocks that comprise the bedrock in the area (Till and others, 1986).
|Geologic map unit||(-164.562622714967, 64.8592564156655)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Small-scale surface mining occurred here before 1908.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
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.
Smith, P.S., 1909, Recent developments in southern Seward Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 379-F, p. 267-301.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||8/19/1999|