Few other geologists in history have been as successful at finding gold and other mineral deposits as the authors. The senior author discovered hundreds of gold anomalies and was on the discovery team of one of the largest gold deposits in North America in the Kuskokwim Mountains of Alaska and made the initial discovery of an entire gold district in the Rattlesnake Hills of Wyoming, which is being touted as another Cripple Creek. Although the book focuses on Wyoming; gold is described in other western States in this first volume of two on gold in the West. The authors provide the reader with information on where to find gold, how to find gold and give four decades of combined experience to help the reader understand what to look for and how to read the geology and rock outcrops.
Not what I had in mind
By Karen Marshall on Feb 04, 2013
Book could have been done so much better. There is page after page of mineral results that were uninteresting and could have been left out. Maps and diagrams were impossible to see as the print was too small and poorly done even with the aid of a magnifing glass. There was enough good detail in the book for me to continue to read the whole book, but I didn't really enjoy it.
Rich with information
By Steven T Rogers on Feb 26, 2013
The book is a master piece of documentation and research. It's loaded with prospects to search for gold and diamonds. Dan Hausel and Son are to be commended for their accomplishments.
incredibly useful information
By Amazon Customer on Jun 24, 2013
Well i was delighted at the leads that the authors were willing to share with the reader. And there optimism for finding gold Now it is true they came down hard on government. But they were stating facts. It is up to us to take back our property rights. That was the very important sub lesson. Government is the enemy of miners as it is the enemy of oil and gas, and fishing, ad in the future farming. Unless the ignorant masses that suffer from government schooling understand that what happens in mining destroys the wealth of a nation. You explorationists will have to lobby and donate to free market causes. It is our fault if we continue to let government and the environmentalists shut down our industry.
By Earl Newland on Apr 28, 2013
This author is my geological guru and is a who's who Geologist of enormous accomplishment. I would follow him anywhere to search and he doesn't hold back from delivering the goods.
Suburb reading for the serious searcher.
By Carl Barthuly on Dec 14, 2012
Dan did an exceptional job of describing the processes of gold formation/accumulation in and on the crust of the earth. His book will inspire the reader to get out and explore the potential rewards of their labors as they search for the elusive "golden pay dirt".
a must have
By Kysar on Nov 28, 2011
This book is a must have if you want to prospect for GOLD in Wyoming. The list of prospects and mines that are covered covers the whole state from corner to corner. Where to look, what to look for and why. For anyone who wants to find the gold in Wyoming this is a must have in the field and on the couch.
By Wgnunn on Oct 04, 2012
I am happy to say, GOLD exceeded my expectations. It seems every known location where gold is found in Wyoming, no matter how little or how much, Dan put it in the book. This information would be just as important to those searching for gemstones (with emphasis on diamonds) as it is for the gold prospector. His discussion of gold geochemistry and gold deposits are interesting and helpful in understanding where one finds gold. I also had the pleasant surprise of finding my name and a picture of some gold I found in the 80's in the book. I highly recommend the book.
I've got gold fever now!
By Katopow Hills on Sep 09, 2013
Wow, maps, pics, tips! This book is a must read for those who know little about gold. Mr Hausel explains everything for new prospectors to get started. I ove the maps and the locations he lists in this book. Very helpful when you know nothing about the state of Wyoming.
By Garret Romaine on Apr 01, 2012
W. Dan Hausel is one of the most prolific and helpful geologists to ever document Wyoming's amazing geology. This book feels like a "greatest hits" compilation of all his important work in discovering gold, diamonds, and gemstones in Wyoming. He has been a huge treasure for anyone exploring the Cowboy State, mapping hundreds of square miles of geology, tirelessly unraveling Precambrian rocks, and patiently explaining the forces at work for us mere mortals. If every state had a geologist like Dr. Hausel at work in the field, we would all be better off.
By Ken Merriman on Oct 13, 2014