Frost Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-5
Latitude 65.573
Longitude -164.113
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Frost Creek is a small northwest tributary to Noxapaga River. The mouth of Frost Creek is across from the mouth of Andesite Creek, a major east tributary to Noxapaga River. This is locality 55 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Early reports (Collier and others, 1908) indicate that gold was identified on Frost Creek but no subsequent mining or other work has been reported. If gold-bearing placers are present here, they may be similar in general setting to those on other north tributaries to the Noxapaga River including Winona Creek (BN016), Grouse Creek (BN017), Black Gulch (BN018), Buzzard Creek (BN019), and Goose Creek (BN020).
Geologic map unit (-164.115678459117, 65.572280543514)
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 No workings are described or reported for this drainage.
Indication of production None

References

MRDS Number A012686
Reporters Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)
Last report date 3/15/1999