Picks & Pans: Exploring Wyoming's High Desert
July 2002 by David C. FreitagIn an untamed and lonely part of Wyoming’s high desert sits a deposit of gold so large, and so vast, that even today its volume remains a mystery. With an aerial extent of over 10 square miles and a depth of nearly 7,000 feet...
Any good miner can drift along a vein to find concentrations of gold if it is there, using good eyes and panning.
Who were the earliest prospectors in the Western Hemisphere? Is there any way to tell?
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