Telegram 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 64.868
Longitude -164.606
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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 setting

Geologic description

A 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.

Production and reserves

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