Gemstones in Wyoming—Part II
January 2006 by W. Dan HauselThe known iolite deposits are accessed at Palmer Canyon and Grizzly Creek in the central Laramie Mountains 15 to 18 miles west of Wheatland and 60 to 70 miles northwest of Cheyenne.
...this county contained some of the richest placer ground found in all of California and still produces some pretty impressive finds to this day.
The call of gold is a strong one and it has pulled men from every corner of the planet. That said, I guess it’s now my turn to chase far away gold.
• Keep your eyes on Montana
• Karuk settlement forthcoming
• California water agency looks at more restrictions on mining
• Is that penny worth more than one cent?
A report from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) titled "Public Rewards from Public Lands—Fiscal 1998", shows that minerals production is the largest income producer for the federal government on BLM-managed lands.
John Kyrk was a prospector who appeared in Batopilas about 1863. Little is known about him, but he had the foresight to pick a mine just 59 yards north of the San Miguel property, and dug a tunnel that ran parallel with the San Miguel in the same mountain, cutting the same veins.
The Bawl Mill • Rent, Lease, or Own Your Equipment • Basic Geology for the Independent Miner—Part I Recognizing and Understanding Minerals • A Profitable Approach—Financing Mineral Exploration With Oil & Gas Projects • The Grubstake Gulch Placers, Alaska • The Lynx Creek Placers, Arizona • The Mexican Gold Belt • Melman on Gold & Silver • Looking Back • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices