Oversight Creek

Mine, 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 D-6
Latitude 64.86
Longitude -164.56
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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 setting

Geologic description

Smith (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.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Small-scale surface mining occurred here before 1908.
Indication of production Yes; small

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