Unnamed (in upper Cold Creek)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10097524
MRDS ID A012803
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (in upper Cold Creek)
Related records 10184497

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.35246, 64.76096 (WGS84)
Relative position An unnamed antimony prospect is in Cold Creek about one-half mile north of the east-west trail that connects the Steep Creek and Manila Creek areas. It is 1.2 miles southeast of Mount Distin. This location was called the Breen (West) mine by Hummel (locality 2, 1962 [MF 248]). This is locality 26 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]) who, following Hummel (locality 2, 1962 [MF 248]), also identified it as Breen (West). The location is uncertain, but probably within about 1,000 feet of the coordinates.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Antimony Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Stibnite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 180
USGS model code 27d
Deposit model name Simple Sb (veins, pods, etc)
Model code 273
USGS model code 36a
Deposit model name Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Mark3 model number 27

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.35246, 64.76096

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This locality was identifed as an antimony occurrence by Hummel (1962 [MF 248]). The vein geology and production formerly ascribed to this occurrence by Cobb (locality 26; 1972 [MF463]; 1978 [OFR 78-93]) probably belong to the Bison Lode patented by Henry P. Breen, which is about a half mile southeast of this occurrence (Breen West, NM087). Stibnite is, however, assumed to be present at this location, probably in quartz veins and with some gold values. This occurrence may be similar to quartz-stibnite veins at the Breen West (NM087) and Sliscovich (NM086) mines to the east. The stibnite occurrence is in a marble-rich metasedimentary sequence (Hummel, 1962 [MF 248]; Bundtzen and others, 1994).
  • Age = Mid-Cretaceous; may be same age as some lode gold deposits of Seward Peninsula.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Probably inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Some antimony claims in the vicinity, including the Hed "&" [and] Strand (NM070) and the Sliscovich (NM086), were located prior to and during World War I, when the region was actively prospected for antimony.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012803
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM088

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hummel, C.L., 1962, Preliminary geologic map of the Nome D-1 quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-248, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-463, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File report 78-93, 213 p.

  • Deposit

    Bundtzen, T.K., Reger, R.D., Laird, G.M., Pinney, D.S., Clautice, K.H., Liss, S.A., and Cruse, G.R., 1994, Progress report on the geology and mineral resources of the Nome mining district: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, Public Data-File 94-39, 21 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hummel, 1962 (MF 248)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Simple Sb deposits and low sulfide, Au-quartz vein? (Cox and Singer, 1986; models 27d and 36a).
Deposit Model Number = 27d?, 36a?

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 22-OCT-99 Hawley, C.C. Hawley Resource Group
Reporter 22-OCT-99 Travis L. Hudson Hawley Resource Group