Gold in the Rattlesnake Hills
October 2009 by W. Dan HauselThe Rattlesnake Hills (RSH) in central Wyoming had been overlooked for gold, even though it had all of the earmarks of being a major gold district.
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I have been a gold dredger for 9 years. The first dredge I bought was a 4-inch, with a 5hp engine. It had 15 feet of suction hose, a beat up regulator, a patched air reservoir, and floats that were sun baked and cracked—what a beauty. Vaughn and Darrel sold me this dredge, and could tell that this crazy “Canuck” was excited. We talked for many hours that first day I met them, and I was eager to learn...
I don’t know what to do next. Should I get an assay of the quartz? Can you recommend someone? Should I somehow crush the rock & search for a gold vein? Am I just wasting my time?
Most placer equipment is really made with gold in the 30 and larger mesh sizes in mind, though if carefully used can often get reasonable recovery down to the 50 mesh size.
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