|Gold book, published in 2011, discusses|
gold deposit discovered at the Carissa
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Major Gold Deposit at Carissa Mine, Wyoming
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.