Metals and Precious Stones in Wyoming
May 2000 by W. Dan HauselWyoming is an excellent place for prospectors, rock hounds, and companies to search for a variety of mineral resources.
There are many other locations in the area where gold has been found, but Woods Creek is the most famous of the creeks and gulches in the area where the 49ers searched for that elusive yellow metal.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
The gravels in contact with the bedrock or false bedrock base are often the richest. The same facts apply to the alluvial paystreaks that are formed on gravel bars; the lowest level of the gold-bearing gravel is normally the richest.
• Take the money and run...
• Blame it on the kid
• A cheap dinner date...
• For the couple who has everything...
• The "2 Million Dollar Man"
• A record worth breaking
• By the numbers...
The considerable richness of the gravels is shown by the fact that operators have successfully worked the same river sections for over 20 years.
The Bawl Mill • Guest Editorial—Sentaor Craig of Idaho Looking Into MSHA Complaints • Guest Editorial—Changing the Rules • Gold Prospecting on Sixmile River • Serpentine in California • Town Hall Meeting in Sierra City, California • Picks & Pans: Tips for Nuggestshooting—How to Increase Your Gold Finds (Part II) • An Unusual Death in Downieville's Gold Rush • Looking Back • Gold at Dale, California • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver