Telegraph Mining Co

The Telegraph Mining Co is a gold mine located in Sierra county, California at an elevation of 5,289 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.

Mine Info

Name: Telegraph Mining Co  

State:  California

County:  Sierra

Elevation: 5,289 Feet (1,612 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.6194, -120.86690

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Telegraph Mining Co MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Telegraph Mining Co
Secondary: Telegraph Mining Co.
Secondary: West Yuba Rare Ii Area


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: California
County: Sierra


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Placer
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Deposit): GOLD-BEARING TERTIARY GRAVEL CHANNEL DEPOSIT WORKINGS CONTAIN BAD AIR DUE TO NO VENTILATION.


References

Reference (Deposit): CALIF JOUR OF MINES & GLG,V 38 #1 JAN,1942 P66;

Reference (Deposit): E/M INTRNTNL DIREC OF MINING 1975 P.136.

Reference (Deposit): PRESTON, E.B., 1893, SIERRA COUNTY, IN ELEVENTH REPORT OF

Reference (Deposit): THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA STATE MINING BUREAU,

Reference (Deposit): P. 410-412.

Reference (Deposit): TAYLOR, G.F., 1903, SIERRA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: REGISTER OF

Reference (Deposit): MINES AND MINERALS, CALIFORNAI STATE MINING BUREAU, P. 6-8.

Reference (Deposit): SINNTT, J.J., 1972, DOWNIEVILLE GOLDTOWN ON THE YUBA:

Reference (Deposit): CALIFORNIA TRAVELER, INC., VOLCANO, CALIFORNIA, P. 171.

Reference (Deposit): WHITE, W.W., III, SCOTT, D.F., BARNES, D.J., NEUMANN, T. R.,

Reference (Deposit): 1983, MINERAL INVESTIGATIN OF TE EAST AND WEST YUBA RARE II

Reference (Deposit): AREAS (NOS. 5264 AND 5172), SIERRA AND PLUMAS COUNTIES,

Reference (Deposit): CALIFORNIA:U.S. BUREAU OF MINES SUMMARY REPORT NO.MLA 71-83.


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