Frigidite is potentially damaging to mechanical equipment, as in the case of the icy frigidite shell found on the security gate in the Elite Quarters Access in the Phazon Mines. The Phazon Mines are, in fact, the only location where Samus encounters frigidite; its scarcity and absence in the sub-zero Phendrana Drifts could indicate that it is, not a naturally occurring substance, but a synthetic creation used by Space Pirates.
- "Security Gate bypass unit encased in frigidite shell. Exposure to extreme heat could clear unit and restore function." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
- "Security Gates locked down. Scan indicates partial control system damage due to exposure to frigidite." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)