WSGS Releases New Geologic Maps
December 2011 by Scott HarnThe Wyoming State Geological Survey announced ten new geologic maps have been completed and are now available.
What many people don’t realize is that the Comstock Lode produced over 8,000,000 ounces of gold…
In this second part on cobalt, I will take a look at the various types of cobalt deposits and how you can prospect for them. Who knows—perhaps the next big cobalt strike will be yours.
I’ve been fascinated by iron minerals for many years. So let’s take a look at this very interesting and colorful element.
I regularly get inquiries along the line of: “Hey, I found this rock, and I think it might be gold ore. How can I tell?” Prospectors are always on the lookout for gold-bearing rocks that may be the source of any nearby placer gold.
On our last trip, we brought ropes and went down the first waterfall forty vertical feet, only to be confronted by a second, sixty-foot-high, overhanging waterfall that emptied into a slot canyon.
The actions of the hot, ore-bearing solutions are not limited only to the deposition of material within the walls of the fissures.
The favorable geology of the northeastern and central parts of the Seven Troughs Range are the parts most interesting to prospectors. They are underlain by a thick sequence of Tertiary volcanic rocks, mostly rhyolites and andesites.
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