Gold in The Silver Crown District, Wyoming
February 2015 by W. Dan HauselWhen my field assistant Jay Roberts and I entered the mine, it appeared as if someone just walked out of the mine, turned off the lights and never returned.
It was the middle of winter and the valley was covered in snow, making prospecting a matter of sinking shafts in the ground.
In 1983, some of the ore yielded more than 2,500 ounces of gold within 30 feet of the surface. The shoot pinched to a narrow vein.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could know if there is gold in the ground without setting foot on the ground? Well you can, to a certain extent, if you can recognize mined ground from unmined.
The excitement over IOCG deposits began with the discovery of a monster deposit at Olympic Dam in Australia in 1976. The discovery was accidental as the operator was searching for strata-bound copper deposits.
There is reason to believe these stream valleys are still rich with gold, silver and copper.
The Reno Masonic Lodge was built along the railroad tracks back when Ulysses S. Grant was president and shortly after the Comstock Lode of gold and silver was struck in Virginia City.
The gold is all for sale. Just one tiny coin alone could go for $1 million because of its combination of rarity and the history behind it...
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