Cedar Rim Opal—Discovery of a Giant Opal Field
October 2008 by W. Dan HauselIn 2003, I initiated field reconnaissance of an opal deposit at Cedar Rim in central Wyoming and was amazed at the size of this undocumented deposit located right in the middle of an oil and gas field...
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