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David C. Freitag
The author welcomes questions or comments. He can be reached via mail at PO Box 1711 Lander, WY 82520.
Articles by David C. Freitag
Coprolite—A Prospector's Tale

Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.

February 2014 (Vol. 83, No. 6)
Wyoming's Billion Dollar Nugget—The Trilogy Ends

The next hurdle to jump was whether the trommel motor would start again after sitting on the desert for six years without being started. The last time it had taken a three foot pipe wrench to bust it loose.

June 2011 (Vol. 80, No. 10)
Wyoming's Billion Dollar Nugget—The Trilogy Ends

With eight loads processed, a pumpkin-size rock fell into the hopper, stopping the whole operation until I could lift it out.

July 2011 (Vol. 80, No. 11)
Wyoming's Billion Dollar Nugget—The Trilogy Ends

Our testing over the past 15 years was to confirm or deny the USGS report completed in 1978. Besides the half acre test dig, we completed many additional test digs by hand and with the backhoe.

August 2011 (Vol. 80, No. 12)
Wyoming's Billion Dollar Nugget

On the high desert of Wyoming, the Dickie Springs/Oregon Gulch gold deposit has been known about for over 143 years. Since 1863, early settlers who crossed the continental divide worked and studied this deposit. Reports suggest...

June 2006 (Vol. 75, No. 10)
Picks & Pans: Exploring Wyoming's High Desert

In an untamed and lonely part of Wyoming’s high desert sits a deposit of gold so large, and so vast, that even today its volume remains a mystery. With an aerial extent of over 10 square miles and a depth of nearly 7,000 feet...

July 2002 (Vol. 71, No. 11)