|Goat Mountain Tertiary instrusive into the greenstone belt rocks. |
In foreground is one of several gold-veins.
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.
|Colloform volcanogenic massive sulfide with pyrite |
mantled by chalcopyrite in magnetite matrix discovered by
Conoco Minerals in 1979 and quickly and quietly withdrawn
from public land by the US Forest Service. A deposit
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|