|Posted by gemhunter on October 7, 2011 at 11:35 AM|
In the 1980s and 1990s, I investigated the Bear Lodge Mountains in northeastern Wyoming as a probable gold target - this was one of my favorite gold targets in Wyoming. At that time, we all knew this was one of the largest, undeveloped rare earth deposits in the world, but there was little interest in REE at the time. However, computers, guided missles, green energy and technology in general changed and requirements for REE was dramatically increasing until the Chinese (with the assistance of our government) captured the REE market and now control 97% of these strategic metals!
My colleague, Ray Harris (RIP), began working on the Bear Lodge Mountains until his death at the WYoming State Geological Survey. [note: the WPEA investigated what led up to Ray's death, and submitted complaints to Wyoming's governor (as did Ray before he died), yet this was all covered up and to this day, remains covered up]. Ray felt this was an extremely important deposit as did the USGS.
In addition to REE, this region has considerable potential for gold, and much of the gold mineralization has been overlooked, although one company is focusing on one of the deposits that has now been identified. Because of its gold potential and similarities to other deposits in this region, I wrote about this deposit in a couple of different books. Thus, by reading my books, anyone could have been in the middle of this deposit with mining claims (and there is still a lot of potential for gold in this region!). Can you afford to miss the next big play? Read about the Bear Lodge Mountains gold deposits and hundreds of other gold deposits in our new 2011 book - GOLD: Field Guide for Prospectors and Geologists. Don't miss out on the next big Wyoming Gold Rush! Just think, you could be sitting on a $billion in gold, rather than on the couch.