|Rough ruby, sapphire, iolite and kyanite gems in schist from Wyoming|
Ever since the GemHunter began searching for gemstones in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, more than a hundred previously unreported gem and semi-precious-gemstone deposits were discovered simply by using sound geological methods that most prospectors can learn in a short time. For example, after the GemHunter made a discovery of ruby and sapphire in a host rock known as vermiculite (referred to as glimmerite in eastern Europe), all the GemHunter did was to pick up a copy of a booklet on 'Vermiculite Deposits of Wyoming' and visited many of the deposits described in the book and identified another 5 ruby and sapphire deposits - sounds simple doesn't it?
|The book that has led to many recent gem|
discoveries in the US.
He decided to search another old publication on 'Cordierite in Wyoming' for more iolite. Why cordierite? Cordierite is the mineralogist term for iolite. So using the old publication, he discovered more iolite northeast of Laramie, Wyoming along a road.
|A book about gold in Wyoming|
So, my prospecting friend, all of this information is available in the GemHunter's book on A Guide to Finding Gemstones at Amazon, which is mostly about Wyoming, but the geology and geochemistry, should apply to most places in the world.
|Some of the first faceted gemstones found in Palmer Canyon, Wyoming|
|Gem quality diamonds from Wyoming|
|A 12-carat rough pink sapphire recovered from Palmer Canyon, Wyoming by Vic Norris.|