The South Pass Gold Placers, Western Wyoming
April 2001 by W. Dan HauselIn the 1980s, I spent 5 summers living in a tent in order to map the 450 mi2 South Pass granite-greenstone belt and many of its historic mines. While mapping, I was quite impressed by the general lack of development of lode gold deposits.
"Gold does strange things to people."
There are dry placer gold deposits in every county in Nevada, some of which are yet to be discovered.
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