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Gemstones of Wyoming

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Published by Colorado Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado .
Written in English


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Proceedings of the 43rd Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, Colorado Geological Survey Resource Series

The Physical Object
FormatCD-ROM
Paginationp.1-12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25118763M

  Book Overview One geologist spent 30 years exploring Wyoming while noting the variety of minerals, rocks and gemstones scattered statewide. During these investigations, Wyoming, which once was considered to be relatively poor in gemstones, soon became known as having the most diversified assemblage of gemstones of any state in the United States. Rockhounding Wyoming by Kenneth Graham. "A guide to the state's best rockhounding sites!" This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with pages, descriptions, maps and photos.

  Prior to , only jade and a few agates were known in Wyoming and the Cowboy state appeared to be one of the poorest states in the union when it came to gemstones and gold. But from to , this all changed and Wyoming became the gemstone capital of North America with the most diverse collection of documented gems of any state in the : The Gem Hunter. I discovered iolite (water sapphire) at Palmer Canyon in The iolite occurred with gem-quality kyanite in mica schist & gneiss adjacent to vermiculite that had enough silica to form these gems. I couldn't believe the amount, size & beauty of the stones. The single, largest, iolite gemstone on earth was found at this time -the baseball sized Palmer Canyon Blue Star - a 1, ct flawless : Soke Hausel.

  DIAMONDS and a large variety of Colored Gemstones are found in the Wyoming Craton (aka Wyoming Diamond Province). More than cryptovolcanic structures, more than kimberlites, some diamondiferous lamprophyres and many lamproites have been identified in the Craton underlying Wyoming, Colorado and Montana along with a large variety of colored gemstones. Wyoming - the Gemstone State? Many previously unreported gemstone deposits were recently discovered in Wyoming from about to , and one person, the GemHunter (aka Dan Hausel) occupied 3 decades of that time and found dozens and dozens of gemstones deposits that were previously , after writing a gemstone book for rockhounds and prospectors, some of those who read books Author: The Gem Hunter.


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One geologist spent 30 years exploring Wyoming while noting the variety of minerals, rocks and gemstones scattered statewide. During these investigations, Wyoming, which once was considered to be relatively poor in gemstones, soon became known as having the most diversified assemblage of gemstones of any state in the United States/5(28).

Bulletin 71 was written primarily as a treatise on gemstone and related mineral and rock occurrences in Wyoming. Besides the mineralogist and gemologist, mineral collectors and rock hounds who enjoy hunting for rock and mineral specimens and have some background in mineralogy and geology will find this publication of value.5/5(1).

The book provides clear descriptions of the geology of the mountain ranges in Wyoming (Hausel was a geologist for the state). The list of gems, minerals and rocks in this book are extensive and often include GPS coordinates to halp map locations.

I did use a number of his coordinates and had a successful rockhounding vacation/5(40). Great book about Wyomings rocks, minerals and gemstones.

A must read for any geologist, rock hound, prospector, gemologist that visits Wyoming. The author is 5/5. Gemstones, Minerals and Rocks of Wyoming is a book for collectors, rock hounds, mineralogists and prospectors that will provide you with information on what the gems and rocks really look like in Wyoming.

Written by the Wyoming's expert on minerals, W. Dan Hausel, this book will even tell you where to look to find these rocks and minerals. Prior toonly jade was king in Wyoming. Today, the State has the most diversified assemblage of gemstones in North America & is known for gold, diamonds, pyrope garnet, chromian diopside, iolite, ruby, sapphire, opal, mexican fire opal, almandine garnet, kyanite, varisite, peridot, labradorite, helidor, aquamarine, apatite and other gems & rocks that were previously unknown, or.

Minerals and Rocks of Wyoming, Book. Guide to Prospecting and Rock Hunting. Placer Diamonds. South Pass Gold District Field Trip Guide. Sweetwater Wilderness, Lewiston Gold District. Kimberlites, Lamproites, Diamonds of Colorado and Wyoming.

Diamonds (in Industrial Minerals and Rocks) Atlantic City Gold District. Prior toonly jade was king in Wyoming. Today, the State has the most diversified assemblage of gemstones in North America & is known for gold, diamonds, pyrope garnet, chromian diopside, iolite, ruby, sapphire, opal, mexican fire opal, almandine garnet, kyanite, varisite, peridot, labradorite, helidor, aquamarine, apatite and other gems & rocks that were previously.

A page book () with color photos provides insight into the physical characteristics of raw gemstones, and even gives dozens and dozens of GPS locations for gemstone deposits in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. This book should help improve your gem-hunting skills. Colored gemstones were almost unheard of in Wyoming prior to other than some fabulous cobbles and boulders of jade, some petrified wood, a few agates and a couple of tiny diamonds that required a microscope to see.

After I was hired as the Senior Economic Geologist at the Wyoming Geological Survey, I began first to search for diamond deposits, then gold, and along the way, I got Author: Soke Hausel. Wyoming nephrite occurs within granitic gneisses, usually in close association with intruded amphibolites, shear zones, faults, and local folds or otherwise distorted and broken rock.

The rock has invariably been re-cemented by quartz, nephrite, or other minerals related to fluid movement. A page book () with color photos provides insight into the physical characteristics of raw gemstones, and even gives dozens and dozens of GPS locations for gemstone deposits in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming.

This book should help improve your gem-hunting : Soke Hausel. Hausel and Sutherland review hundreds of gemstone deposits in Wyoming (most found by Dr. Hausel) in an state where people assumed little to no gemstones occurred, other than jade and agate.

Hausel found world-class iolite deposits, rubies, sapphires, peridot, 5/5. Learn about gems and gem materials with these books on gemstones. For thousands of years, human beings have been captivated by the natural beauty of gemstones. Whether you're a jeweler, gemologist, lapidary artist, gem hunter, or you simply enjoy seeing and buying beautiful gemstone jewelry, we have a book about gems for you.

Gemstones and Other Unique Minerals and Rocks of Wyoming: A Field Guide for Collectors (Bulletin) by W. Dan Hausel and Wayne M. Sutherland | Jan 1, out of 5 stars 1. Articles about gemstones written by a GIA Graduate Gemologist. Each article includes photos and information about the gem's phyiscal properties and geologic origin.

Gemstones, Minerals and Rocks of Wyoming is a book for collectors, rock hounds, mineralogists and prospectors that will provide you with information on what the gems and rocks really look like in Wyoming.

Written by the Wyoming's expert on minerals, W. Dan Hausel, this book will even tell you where to look to find these rocks and : The Gem Hunter. Some of the first faceted gemstones found in Palmer Canyon, Wyoming After the book was released, several reports of new gold occurrences were made in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, some valuable diamonds were found in Colorado and North Carolina, opal was found in Wyoming, many gems of labradorite (spectrolite) were reported in : The Gem Hunter.

The possibility of many other gemstone deposits in Wyoming is likely - one that remains of interest is that of emerald. I also found billions of carats of very high quality kyanite gemstones. Well, how about gold. Wyoming has been missed as a gold target.

It should have produced about times more gold than it did in the past. The author has years of experience searching for gold, gemstones and other deposits in North America, and was on the discovery team of one of the largest gold deposits ever found in the world, known as Donlin Creek, Alaska.

Other discoveries by the author include other gold, colored gemstone and diamond deposits. Title: Gemstone Discoveries in Wyoming Author: W. Dan Hausel, Wyoming State Geological Survey Publication: The Outcrop, Marchp.

1,28 Few gemstones other than jade, agate, jasper and a few others were reported in Wyoming prior to Inanother gem was found: diamond. Sinceefforts by the Wyoming State Geological Survey.Wyoming is a desolate state with vast areas that have not been explored extensively.

Rare gemstones and minerals can still be found in abundance here. Jade is found in Wyoming, along with sapphires, opals, petrified wood and many types of fossils.One geologist spent 30 years exploring Wyoming while noting the variety of minerals, rocks and gemstones scattered statewide.

During these investigations, Wyoming, which once was considered to be relatively poor in gemstones, soon became known as having the most diversified assemblage of gemstones of any state in the United States/5(10).