|One of the first gold discoveries in the Rattlesnake Hills - a deposit that was named Lost Muffler after I left the muffler to|
my 1975 Ford Bronco on the outcrop getting into UT Creek.
|Goat Mountain Tertiary instrusive into the greenstone belt rocks. In foreground is|
one of several gold-veins found by the author.
The first four questions pertain to gold in the Rattlesnake Hills. After I found gold in this district and started a gold rush in 1982, I thought this area would one day have a gold mine. But I also thought the mine would have been developed by 1985 or 1986.
|My map board sitting on one of the gold-bearing stockworks I found in the district.|
|Colloform volcanogenic massive sulfide consisting of pyrite mantled by|
chalcopyrite in a magnetite matrix discovered by Conoco Minerals in 1979
and quickly and quietly withdrew from public land by the US Forest
Service. This is similar to the United Verde massive sulfide deposit.
How about the Copper King gold deposit near Cheyenne? I like this one and have for many years and its the reason why I spent time looking at the hydrothermal alteration characteristics. Over the years, I was able to get companies to look at the property - it is a deeply eroded root zone of a porphyry gold-copper deposit that now has about 2 million gold-equivalent ounces. This property has possibilities all around it. I found evidence of hydrothermal alteration all around this deposit and mapped a fault zone along the eastern edge that offset the ore deposit, with a block down dropped on the east flank - so there is likely more gold in that block. And what is at depth? Some of the porphyry deposits in Arizona have very high grade deposits hidden at depth. Then there are similar anomalies identified by
|Looking for gold - the author in 2012 searching for the mother lode|