Delusion Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Pd
Other commodities W
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 62.8622
Longitude -148.1937
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Location and accuracy This placer occurrence is located on Delusion Creek, just above its junction with Watana Creek. It is near the center of the eastern side of sec. 18, T. 32 N., R. 7 E. of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1/2 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer claims were staked in 1979 but were abandoned in 1981 (Kurtak and others, 1992). The alluvial deposits at this placer occurrence are underlain by schist, migmatite, and granite (Kurtak and others, 1992). A stream sediment sample contains 0.002 ounce of gold per cubic yard, 160 parts per million tungsten, and 4 parts per billion palladium.
Geologic map unit (-148.195944309233, 62.8617368704323)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary placer.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Placer claims were staked in 1979 but were abandoned in 1981 (Kurtak and others, 1992). Limited stream sampling by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (Kurtak and others, 1992).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

MAS/MILS number 20760088.

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