Rock Hounding

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

Rock Hounding HammerRockhound Hammer

Rock Hounding Chisel Set

Stanley 16-298 3 Piece Cold Chisel Kit

Rock Hounding Mineral Identification Hardness Set

Deluxe Hardness Pick Set and Mineral Identification Kit, in Wooden Case

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.

Rockhounding Utah (Rockhounding Series)

Gem Trails of Utah

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Rockhounding Rules & Rock Collecting General Information