Lake Valley's famed Bridal Chamber--"A beautifully large and solid looking streak"
Robert W. Eveleth
The famous vug known as the Bridal Chamber, discovered at Lake Valley during the early 1880's, is so well known that it has entered oral tradition and become part of New Mexico's folklore. Contrary to popular belief, the bonanza deposits did not lead to long-term profits. The Sierra Grande Company of Lake Valley in fact had its hands full contending with sudden wealth, sudden fame, and sudden failure.
- Eveleth, Robert W., 1986, Lake Valley's famed Bridal Chamber--"A beautifully large and solid looking streak", in: Truth or Consequences region, Clemons, R. E.; King, W. E.; Mack, G. H., New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 37th Field Conference, pp. 293-296.