Cold Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308669
Record type Site
Current site name Cold Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.35359, 64.74929 (WGS84)
Relative position 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).
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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

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.35359, 64.74929

Comments on the geologic information

  • 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).
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Probably inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / 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).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM100

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hawley, C.C., and Hudson, T.L., 2002, Alaska Resource Data File, Nome quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-113, 735 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = This report

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).

Reporter information

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