The romance of mineral fossicking continues in Utah

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The romance of mineral fossicking continues in Utah

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Coal, oil and gas may be the modern attractions. Let us not forget copper and gold and gems.

Utah is mineral rich.  To the west of me, and obvious every day the sun shines, is the Bingham Mine, the world's largest open cut copper mine, rich also in gold and silver.

The history of Utah reveals miineral wealth. In 1909, Sandy UT had 28 hotels and many other establishments to service its silver mining operations in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons.

Books written in the 19th, 20th, and now the 21st centuries, detail gold prospecting efforts in this State.  They give clues of where to go to be part of this romance.  

When I looked to make Utah my home, I came with the attitude that gold never ran out here: people just stopped looking ~ they were distracted by other things. Nuggets, flake and sand: gold is here in many forms.

Oh, did I tell you, looking for gold is a hobby of mine.? A bucket of "ore" and some running water keeps me intrigued for hours. Add photography and a microscope to the mix, and I enter another world, a land of beauty, a place of wonder.

Utah has so much to see and do. It's a great place to consider as your home.

I would be pleased to show you around.

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Debbie Laity
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Well I like your attitude. I've been living on the Western Slope of Colorado for over 22 years. I came here because of the scenery and the outdoor opportunities. On one of the times I visted Western Colorado I was 14 years old. I told my dad that I was going to live here one day, and he told me I was nuts, because I couldn't make a living here. Well I spent almost 7 years in Telluride, a few of those before the town got famous, and I'm still here. We all find a way to make it rich out west.

Dec 07, 2012 05:33 PM #1
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By the way...I don't know what fossicking means.

Dec 07, 2012 05:37 PM #2
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Looking for buckets of gold sounds like fun....we set a foot in Utah when we visit Wendover, NV on the border...here tell that there is gold in them thar hills '!

Dec 07, 2012 06:58 PM #3
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Wayne Martin
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Larry, is there anything that does not intrigue you? You certainly get the most out of everyday! 

Dec 07, 2012 10:11 PM #4
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Larry O'Sullivan
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Debbie - looks like I sprung you with an Australian term. Fossicking is an amateur search for gold, often in areas where it has been found before.  It allows for high expectations without the pressure to produce. I am happy you found your "gold" in western Colorado.

Sally and David - I have been known to stray into Wendover NV on occasion.  Check out the Utah license plates next time you are there.  Casinos must be the new gold mines.

Wayne - I'm fairly cosmopolitan. I'm  naturally curious.  It's a great preventer of boredom. I am sure that my marveling at the complexity of life will ensure that I live forever.

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