Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Released in October, 2014, a 368-page book with color photos tells what raw gemstones look like, how to find raw gemstones in the hills, and where to visit raw gemstone, gold, and mineral localities to help you improve your gem-hunting skills. Then the book takes you one step further - 'where no book has taken its readers before'. It provides hints on where gemstones are likely be found, possibly leading the reader to brand new discoveries - such as one lucky prospector who recently panned several diamonds (including one of 5 carats) from a creek in Colorado, as well as some diamonds from another creek in North Carolina. Examples also include a potentially large opal, agate and jasper deposit that likely occurs east of Casper Wyoming that still remains unexplored. This likely deposit is described in the 5-star book and will likely lead to more headaches for the BLM (bureau of land management)- you know, those bureaucrats who are suppose to work for the public but lost their way. Readers who obtain copies of the book, will have a big lead in finding gemstones, minerals and gold this summer! So, do you want to find diamonds, gold, rubies, sapphires, jasper?

The book was released through CreateSpace, Amazon and other outlets on Monday, October 20th, 2014 and already, as of February, prospectors are making some finds in spite of global warming (with temperatures plummeting considerably below zero). Listen to what some prospectors and rock hounds have already reported.

(1) One prospector reported recovering 30 diamonds in a creek recommended in the book along with one flawless diamond of 5.92 carats, making it the largest known diamond to have been recovered in the particular drainage basin. The diamonds were verified by a university in North Carolina. Before all is said and done, it is likely tens of thousands of diamonds were be recovered in this particular region.

(2) Another prospector found several lamprophyres (potential diamond-bearing rocks) and plans to sample them in the 2015 summer.

Look at this rounded cobble - how many of these have you walked
over? This one is mostly serpentine, but is filled with excellent rounded gem
pyrope garnets and green chrome diopside. It likely has diamonds. We
found dozens of these south of Laramie Wyoming and north of Ft. Collins,
Colorado sitting on the ground. The rock is known as garnet peridotite.
(3) Another found some rubies, sapphires and gold.

(4) Another reported finding a half-gallon of peridot gemstones!

(5) And yet another prospector found several colored (fire) opals with several precious opals.

You can find more about gemstone hunting at the GemHunter website. And if you are interested in prospecting for gold, another book by the author gives similar information on gold deposits.

Now, these were made during the winter - imagine the discoveries that will be made next spring and summer.  I can hardly wait to hear more from my readers.
Gemstones in the rough found in Colorado by the author. These include 'Cape Ruby' (pyrope garnet)
spessartine garnet, almandine garnet, 'Cape Emerald' (chromian diopside), picroilmenite and chromite.

Did you know that pink diamonds were described in the
Colorado-Wyoming state line district - some pink diamonds
have sold for more than $1 million/carat according to the
Gemhunter, making them the most valuable commodity on
earth based on weight (photo of fancy colored diamonds
at the Argyle Mine in Australia copyright photo by
the Gemhunter)
Can you believe it - someone just found a gold nugget in California that sold for more
than $400,000.  Think there are some in Wyoming?  Most likely.

Iolite cross with white diamonds. The largest iolite
deposits and gemstones in the world were recently
discovered in the central Laramie Mountains north of
Laramie. Both iolite and diamonds were discovered in
Wyoming and there is plenty of evidence that many
more iolite (water sapphire) and diamonds will be found
in Wyoming.

Chromian diopside with topaz cross. Yes, topaz was discovered
in Colorado and beautiful chromian diopside was found at several
locations in Colorado and Wyoming and even in California. Other
deposits will likely be found in Montana and Kansas.

My good friend, the late Dr. J. Dave Love sits on large jade boulders stored in garage.
Billions of carats of labradorite (spectrolite) are likely sitting along Highway 34 in the Laramie anorthosite complex
in the Sybille Canyon area of the Laramie Mountains between Wheatland and Laramie. Yet, few are looking for the gem.

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