|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SO|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-6|
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|Location and accuracy||Telegram Creek is the upstream continuation of Dome Creek (SO113). It is in the headwaters of the Iron Creek (SO127) drainage. It is included as part of locality 33 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).|
Geologic descriptionA large part of Telegram Creek, at least the 1.3 miles downstream from the mouth of Ready Bullion Creek, has been placer mined. As the north and east headwater tributaries of Telegram Creek (SO102-SO106) were also mined (Smith, 1909), it is possible that the entire active channel has been worked. This mining was by small-scale methods in the early history of the Iron Creek area. The gravels were 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||(-164.608622507118, 64.8672558851436)|
|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 placer mining occurred along a large part, if not all, of the active channel of Telegram Creek, probably 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|