Rock Hounding and Fossil Collecting In Southern Utah
There are so many great places to rock hound in Southern Utah. Here is a list of a few places you can go rockhounding and fossil hunting.
Central – Agate
Leeds – Petrified Wood
Hurricane Mesa – Petrified Wood & Agate
Gooseberry Mesa – Petrified Wood
Kolob Reservoir – Fossils
Mt Carmel – Septarian Nodules
Brian Head – Agate
Summit – Agate
Gunlock – Fossils
West of Cedar City / Old Iron Town – Quarts & Minerals
We have used the books listed below and it has been so much fun hunting for rocks in this area. Even though some of the books are older, they still have great information.
The only problem you might run into is if a housing development has been built on the rock hounding spot the book mentions. We have not ran into this problem yet, if you do just look around the area because most rock hounding areas are more than just small pockets.