The Telegram Placer is a gold mine located in Idaho county, Idaho at an elevation of 2,598 feet.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 2,598 Feet (792 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 45.8244, -115.96330
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Telegram Placer MRDS details
Primary: Telegram Placer
District: Castle Creek District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Nez Perce National Forest
Owner Name: Holmes, A. S.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Placer
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Physiographic Detail: Clearwater Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Analytical Data: GRAVEL AVG. $0.40/C
Comment (Location): On South Side Of River, For 1 Mile Above Mouth Castle Cr On S. Fk. Clearwater River
Comment (Production): $2200 In 1916
Comment (Development): Last Worked In 1916 When Gravel Was Dug By Steam Shovel & Washed With Water Brought By Ditch & Flume From Mill Cr.; Patented Claim ; Econ.Com: Operation Failed Due To Heavy Overburden, Large Boulders
Comment (Deposit): Deposit Several Hundred Ft Wide
Reference (Deposit): Reed, J. C., 1934, Gold-Bearing Gravel Of The Nezperce National Forest, Idaho County, Idaho: Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 40, P 25 - 26.
Reference (Deposit): Lorain, S. H., And Metzger, O. H., 1938, Reconnaissance Of Placer Mining Districts In Idaho County, Idaho: USBM Inf. Circ. 7023, 93 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1934 Recon Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 40
Reference (Deposit): 1938 Recon USBM Inf. Circ. 7023
Reference (Production): Reed, J. C., 1934, Idaho Bureau Of Mines And Geology Pamphlet 40
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