Penny 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 64.869
Longitude -164.584
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Location and accuracy Penny Creek is a small northeast tirbutary to the headwaters of Telegram Creek (SO108). It is not identified by name on the Solomon D-6 quadrangle. It is locality 41 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Smith (1909) reports that mining took place on this creek before 1908. The small tributaries to the headwaters of Telegram Creek were all placer mined by small-scale methods during early mining of 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 (-164.58662274502, 64.8682562109755)
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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