Telegraph Mine Referenced in “Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ivanpah Quadrangle, California and Nevada” by Donnel Foster Hewett


Within an area of several square miles southeast of Halloran Spring no 17 pi 2 there were several old shallow shafts and pits at the time of this examination (1926-27 and 1929, about November 1930) high grade gold ore was found by Ralph and HH Brown of Salina Utah and the Telegraph vein was located. This discovery and its early development led to a small boom as the result of which 20 other veins were located in the area and there was considerable development. When the writer visited the area in 1947 all the mines were closed down and most of the equipment had been removed. According to Tucker and Sampson 1943 p 462 the Telegraph vein, having a strike of N 30 E and dip of 30 50 NW, cropped out for about 500 feet. Veins having similar strike were explored on the Telegraph Extension claim and on the South Telegraph. On the South Telegraph claim the vein was explored to a depth of 125 feet and on that level for a distance of 465 feet. The width ranged from 4 to 8 feet. A shaft on the Telegraph claim was 100 feet deep and the width of the vein ranged from 6 to 8 feet. Apparently the vein was largely quartz with minor calcite and mixed sulfides.

Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ivanpah Quadrangle, California and Nevada – Donnel Foster Hewett – Google Books.

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