The Holding Creek occurrence is located on Holding Creek, a tributary of Barnes Creek (082LSE053), about 48 kilometres southeast of Lumby.
Bedrock in the area consists of sedimentary and volcanic rocks of the Devonian to Triassic Harper Ranch Group.
Stream gravels which lie on both sides of the creek comprise benches up to 9 metres high, although the parts that were being worked are only 1.5 to 1.8 metres high.
A small amount of placer gold production is believed to have come from Holding Creek. This is possibly included in the production reported for Barnes Creek.
No other information is available.