Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bannack Montana wire gold

Bannack Montana wire gold
I was placer mining on Grasshopper creek years back and was getting some great octahedral gold as well as some fantastic wire gold specimens.

I spent a lot of time and money  chasing the lode opportunities on my properties. One of my mentors Mr Gosta Miller who has since passed was able to talk me out of a perfect octahedron gold nugget I found that weighed a little more than one half an ounce. I found several from this area back in the day.

The fascination of finding these treasures will be with me till the day I die. Sharing these old photo's and history of finding and collecting these treasures, I hope will inspire some of the young geologists and mining men that will take on these adventures!!!

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