|Is there a giant, unrecognized, opal and agate deposit near Douglas Wyoming? Opals|
and banded chalcedony occur in southeastern Arizona that are mostly untouched.
A large peridot deposit sits south of Las Cruces New Mexico near the Mexican border,
and there are likely dozens of unrecognized diamond deposits all over Colorado,
Kansas, Montana and Wyoming. There are just a few of the interesting subjects
described in my latest book on "Finding Gemstones ....".
Another sent me to Alaska. Six other geologists and myself found one of the largest gold deposits in the 20th century and three of us were independent cusses from Wyoming. Teamwork doesn't work in exploration - exploration successes are mostly a result of independently minded prospectors and geologists. People who can get the job done by themselves in the middle of nowhere, and their only friend is a large gun (bear repellent).