|The Schaffer 15 diamondiferous kimberlite in foreground with exposed blue|
ground in badger hole diggings. The entire open (treeless) park is underlain by
|The Gemhunter talks to crowd about geology, history and gold deposits at the South Pass greenstone belt. In 1985, Hausel|
began to research and map this greenstone belt and ended up mapping 250 to 350 square miles of complex Archean
geology in Wyoming's primary gold districts. This project resulted in completion of eight 7.5 geological quadrangles, one
regional 1:250,000 scale map of the greenstone belt, a couple of tour guides, completion of nearly three dozen
underground mine maps, and the discovery of more than a 100 significant gold anomalies (all while he was also
publishing papers, presenting talks, working two jobs at the Survey and teaching martial arts through the Department of
Physical Education, Department of Kinesiology, Department of Extended Studies and University Club Sports. This field
trip was so well-attended, that State Representative David Miller remarked Hausel's future field trips might require traffic
control (photo by David Miller).
|The Gemhunter teaches members of the general public to pan for gold|
and diamonds in the Centennial Ridge district.