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W. Dan Hausel

W. Dan Hausel

W. Dan Hausel is a consulting geologist in Gilbert, Arizona specializing in diamonds, colored gemstones, precious metals & geological mapping.

He graduated from the University of Utah with BS and MS degrees in Geology and worked as a consultant, research geologist, vice president of exploration for international mining companies and the Wyoming and US Geological Surveys.

Dan loves to prospect and has an eye for spotting things others overlook. He found dozens of diamond, precious metal, opal, ruby, sapphire, iolite, peridot and jasper deposits, along with some of the largest gemstones on earth. Spending summers alone in the wilderness, he mapped  over 1000 square miles of complex geologic terrain, mines, rare volcanic rocks with diamonds & other gems.

Dan has authored over 600 papers and numerous books.

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Diary of a Diamond Prospector

The Goldfield Mining District -- Then and Now

The Tombstone Silver-Lead District, Arizona

Green Valley Gold District, Payson, Arizona

The Smell of Gold -- Part II

The Smell of Gold—Part I

Gold in The Silver Crown District, Wyoming

Gemstones to Die For

Gemstones in Wyoming—Part I

Gemstones in Wyoming—Part II

Gold in the Rattlesnake Hills

Gold in the South Pass Greenstone Belt, Wyoming

Finding Diamond Deposits With Your PC—Part II

Prospecting for Diamonds

How To Locate Diamonds

Where To Find Diamonds


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