Jackson Hole Gold, Wyoming
September 2000 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDPlacer gold was found near South Pass, at the south end of the Wind River Mountains, in 1842, and lode gold was discovered in the same area in 1867. The principal gold rush was between 1867 and 1874.
Greed nearly starved Greece's legendary gold-transforming King Midas to death—but still they haven't learned.
When I read about these new discoveries, I often wonder how the original operators ignored all the additional ore. Yet this has happened again and again in Nevada and many other places.
• "Well, that's what we've been told, isn't it?"
Tiffany & Co. plans to open its first diamond cutting and sorting plant early this year in conjunction with its investment in a diamond mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
The small-scale miner has reasonable opportunity to exploit some of these small, rich placer gold deposits.
These gifts of nature are all unique to say the least. Any large nugget is an added blessing to the long toiling hours a miner puts in on his claim. Each golden clunker found is an added bonus. And each big one found will be discussed around the dinner table, or the fireplace.
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