The romance of mineral fossicking continues in Utah
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.