Saturday, September 24, 2011

Major Gold Deposit at Carissa Mine, Wyoming

Gold book, published in 2011, discusses
gold deposit discovered at the Carissa
During mapping and sampling of the Carissa mine at South Pass, Wyoming, it was discovered that the mine sits on a major shear structure that is over 1,000 feet wide and is likely mineralized throughout this structure. High-grade gold was identified by sampling and drilling from various mining companies to a depth of 970 feet, and low-grade gold was identified in the large, shear envelope during mapping of this area by the authors. The type of structural control on such ore deposits suggest this could be mineralized to great depths of several thousand feet!

Even though this is likely a mult-million ounce gold deposit, the State of Wyoming withdrew the property and included it within the South Pass City historical site without considering the significant gold potential. This, and the withdrawal of adjacent Willow Creek which cuts the Carissa shear, likely confiscated considerable gold wealth ($billions in gold) and jobs from the public.
quartz with visible gold, South Pass, Wyoming

Milky quartz breccia with visible gold in all of the vugs! Every time I led a field trip to the Carissa mine, at least one
person found a spectacular sample with visible gold. And I led many field trips to the old mine. I don't know of any other
mine where it was guaranteed someone would find some gold.

silicified amphibolite with visible gold