Exploring gold mine of memories
Retired geologist tracking history of Quartzville rush, seeks public input
November 10, 2021
Though he's lived in Spokane, Wash., for 42 years, Steve Munts has never really left Sweet Home – or, more specifically, the gold fields of Quartzville.
Munts, 70, now retired as a mining industry and government geologist, was at the East Linn Museum recently, checking out the museum's mining exhibit, much of the contents of which he's donated himself.
Another reason for his visit, though, is a project he's been contemplating ever since he was a young geologist, fresh out of the University of Oregon: writing a comprehensive history of the gold rush in Quartzville, which began followin...