Cold Creek

Mine, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Sb
Ore minerals gold; stibnite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 64.75
Longitude -165.3503
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Location and accuracy Cold Creek is an east tributary to Grouse Creek, itself a tributary to Goldbottom Creek. At the south boundary of the Nome D-1 quadrangle, Cold Creek is about 0.4 mile east of Grouse Creek and about 1 mile west of Manila Creek. Placer mining for gold has taken place at several localities along Cold Creek including the location used here (field examination by C.C. Hawley, 1995).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Cold Creek has been placer mined for gold by small-scale mechanical or hand methods at several places. Possible lode sources of gold and stibnite in the Cold Creek drainage are the Breen West mine (NM087) and an unnamed antimony-gold (?) occurrence (NM088). The Cold Creek drainage has a geologic setting similar to that of nearby Grouse Creek (NM099).
Geologic map unit (-165.352920179474, 64.7492393192869)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Hand or small-scale mechanical placer workings occur at several places along this creek at some unknown time (field examination by C.C. Hawley, 1995).
Indication of production Yes; small


Reporters C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 10/22/1999