Sunday, July 31, 2011

Need a Gold Mine?

HOW TO FIND GOLD? Our new book focuses on how to find and recognize gold and describes dozens of mines and occurrences. In fact, over 20 years, I visited nearly every mine in the book and both of us provide you with our insight as geologists.

GOLD, A Field Guide For Prospectors & Geologists (Wyoming & Adjacent Areas) is available at Amazon. It is rated 5 out of 5 stars!

Based on geology and historical mining, we feel that Wyoming has been overlooked for gold and that state should have 50 to 200 times more gold than has already been mined. This is based on geology and mining history.

So where is all of that gold hiding?

Few other geologists in history have been as successful at finding gold and other mineral deposits as the authors of a new gold book. But they are not keeping these deposits a secret. The book describes how to find gold, what valuable minerals are found with some gold deposits, and where to look for gold and tells the reader exactly where to find gold in their now book at AMAZON and Createspace entitled - GOLD Field Guide for Prospectors and Geologists

Since 1977, the senior author discovered hundreds of gold anomalies and was on the discovery team of one of the largest gold deposits in North America in the Kuskokwim Mountains of Alaska - a gold deposit estimated to have more than $65 billion in gold. He and 6 others were awarded the Prospectors and Developers'Association of Canada's Thayer Lindsley Award for a Major International Discovery for this discovery.

The author also discovered an entire gold district in the Rattlesnake Hills of Wyoming, which is now being touted as another Cripple Creek. For this and other work, he was presented the Wyoming Geological Association's Distinguished Service Award.

An outstanding communicator, he was presented the American Association of Petroleum Geologists President's Award, the Education Award by the National Rock Hound and Lapidary Hall of Fame, and noted as Distinguished Speaker by the University of Wyoming Department of Geology and Geophysics.

The co-author is a geologist and graduated with degrees from the University of Wyoming in geology, astronomy, astrophysics and physics, and has been rock hounding with his dad since his youth. The father and son authors write about their experience with gold exploration.

How does one find gold? Where can one find a gold deposit? How do you recognize gold? What other valuable minerals are likely to be found around gold deposits?

Thanks to Obamanomics that is out of control, gold prices continue to rise  - already more than $1625 an ounce. Thousands of gold deposits that have been ignored by geologists and prospectors in the past are likely commercial at today's price. Gold is the only commodity with real intrinsic value.

Over the past 3 decades a few hundred gold deposits and anomalies were discovered by the senior author and many were looked at by both authors (when gold was more than 4 times lower than it is today). In this book, the authors' tell you about hundreds of gold deposits and anomalies and tell you exactly where these deposits are located. It is now up to you to visit them and see if you can make a mine out of some of these.

The authors provide the reader with information on where to find gold, how to find gold and give four decades of combined experience to help the reader understand what to look for and how to read the geology and rock outcrops.

And take a look at my other book on Amazon - that tells you what minerals, rocks and gemstones are found in Wyoming and how to recognize them. This book is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Finding GOLD

Currently I am finishing my latest book on gold - the 4th draft is almost complete (April 14th, 2011) and when finished, it will be sent to the publisher (watch for it on Amazon). The Working title for this book is "GOLD, Field Guide for Prospectors and Geologists".

Remember, this is a working title and it could be modified by time it is release. The book will point you to hundreds of gold anomalies and deposits: many have been overlooked by past prospectors, miners and companies. As an example, in 1981 (and over the next few years), I was the first to recognize the Rattlesnake Hills gold district and its potential for significant gold and identified dozens of gold anomalies in the district. For the next several years, while working at the Wyoming Geological Survey, I told company after company and geologist after geologist and presented numerous talks and lectures on this district, but it took years before anyone really dug into its potential. Now, Evolving Gold has discovered a major Cripple Creek-type gold deposit at depth in this region following up on previous exploration by American Copper and Nickel, Canyon Resources, Bald Mountain Mining and Newmont Gold. Part of my job at the WGS was to conduct research on mineral deposits and then try to attract mining companies to the state to increase the State's revenue. A potential multi-million ounce gold deposit in the Rattlesnake Hills will provide many attractive high-paying jobs as well as severance taxes, employment taxes etc. So I did my job well.

At about the same time, I found more than a dozen samples of quartz with visible gold in the Seminoe Mountains and started a modern day gold rush. I also later recovered samples of metamorphosed basalt, komatiite and banded iron formation with anomalous gold in this very interesting greenstone belt. The geology of this belt is fascinating and very unusual and rare volcanic rocks that are found in some of the more important greenstone belts in Australia, southern Africa, Canada were identified in this are by Terry Klein of the USGS. The Seminoe Mountains contain a large altered zone with gold mineralization that surrounds the places were I found gold - yet this very good gold target remains essentially unexplored to this day!