|Fist-size almandine garnet from Tie Siding with several |
|Sloan 5 Diamondiferous kimberlite,|
Colorado. This is one of the better exposed
cryptovolcanic structures in the region and
it is underlain by diamondiferous kimberlite.
|Gem-quality peridot from Leucite Hills.|
|The largest iolite ever found on earth from Grizzly Creek|
|Wayne Sutherland poses against large |
outcrop of iolite. Much of the rock
behind him is solid iolite gemstone.
|Gem-quality pyrope and spessartine garnet and |
gem-quality chromian diopside and enstatite
from Green River Basin.
|This ~ 40-carat rough pink sapphire was found in Palmer Canyon with |
several thousand carats of other sapphires and rubies.
|Cut and polished kyanite gemstones recovered from Palmer Canyon.|
|Billions of carats of labradiorite gemstones remain|
untouched in the central Laramie Range.
|faceted ruby and iolite from Palmer Canyon|
|NOte the high-quality transparent pink, orange and red pyropes |
as well as the transparent green chrome diopsides from the
Green River Basin. These are tiny, but all are actually cutable.
|One of many fancy diamonds found in Wyoming.|
|Another Fancy Wyoming diamond with a slight green hint.|
|A 7.5 ounce nugget found near Rock Creek by prospector at South|
Pass, Wyoming. Another treasure that is not suppose to be found
|Not suppose to be found in Wyoming? A 34-ounce |
nugget recovered from Rock Creek at South Pass. It is likely
that several major gold deposits were missed in Wyoming. Based on
geological models, Wyoming should have produced about 200 times
more gold than it has. So where is the gold? I know where, but I could
never get the Geological Survey of Wyoming to give me any significant
support. And if you would like to know, I just told the world where to
find the gold in my new gold book.
|Sky-blue gem-quality kyanite - billions of carats of this gem|
still remain in place in the Laramie Range of Wyoming.