|Coffee before rock hunting - sketch by the Gemhunter|
MINERALS & ROCKS of WYOMING
GUIDE TO PROSPECTING & Rock HUNTING
SEARCHING FOR PLACER DIAMONDS
MINERAL RESOURCES of the SWEETWATER CANYON WILDERNESS STUDY AREA (South Pass)
KIMBERLITES & LAMPROITES in COLORADO & WYOMING (diamonds)
METALLIC MINERAL DEPOSITS IN WYOMING
BIG CREEK PEGMATITE (area for rare earths, copper and gold)
GEOLOGY & DIAMOND TESTING
ORE DEPOSITS of WYOMING
ECONOMIC GEOLOGY of the COPPER MOUNTAIN district (gold, copper, gemstones). This would be a good place to prospect for aluminum-rich gems such as ruby, sapphire, iolite, kyanite, etc).
TITANIFEROUS MAGNETITE DEPOSITS (this is a very interesting area that likely has enormous resources of titanium and vanadium - it is also located near some very large labradorite and iolite gemstone deposits.
|Paleoplacer gold. This is a stream deposit that has solidified over time. To mine this, one would have to blast. The largest gold deposit in the world is located at the Witwatersrand, South Africa and is in a paleoplacer|
FIELD GUIDE TO THE SEMINOE MOUNTAINS (this area has significant gold and iron resources and likely has some nice gold in DeWeese Creek. We also identified a large paleoplacer gold deposit along the northern flank of the range near the Miracle Mile as well as evidence for a very rich diamond deposit) .
|Underground in the Comstock mine, Sketch by the|