A major gold district was discovered by Dan Hausel from Laramie in 1981 after predicting the region would host significant gold: this was followed by dozens of discoveries.
The State & UW refused to provide additional supplemental research funds. Even so, the Rattlesnake Hills, >2 decades later is proving to be a major gold deposit similar to Cripple Creek & will likely become Wyoming's first gold mine in > a century based on recent drilling successes by Evolving Gold.
Goat Mountain alkalic plug intrudes greenstone belt rocks in the Rattlesnake Hills.
The Rattlesnake Hills gold district in central Wyoming is likely to become one of the more significant gold districts outside of Nevada and Alaska. Our new gold book discusses this and other interesting gold deposits.