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Rockhounding Utah


"A field guide to some of the state's best rockhounding sites!" This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 180 pages, descriptions, maps and photos.

Rockhounding UtahTable of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
About This Bookviii
Utah Rockhounding Sitesx
Map Legendxi
Introduction - Welcome to Utah1
Finding Your Way3
Have a Safe Trip4
Rockhound Etiquette9
Sights Along the Way11
ROCKHOUNDING SITES IN UTAH
1. Central: Agate20
2. Leeds: Petrified Wood22
3. Hurricane Mesa: Petrified Wood, Agate23
4. Gooseberry Mesa: Petrified Wood25
5. Cinder Mountain: Petrified Wood28
6. Seaman Wash: Agate / Petrified Wood29
7. Old Paria: Agate, Petrified Wood31
8. Kolob Reservoir: Fossils33
9. Summit: Agate35
10. Cedar City: Minerals38
11. Modena Canyon: Obsidian, Chalcedony39
12. Twisted Forest: Agate41
13. Brian Head: Agate43
14. Cedar Breaks: Agate46
15. Turnout Agate: Agate46
16. Alton: Septarian Nodules47
17. Mount Carmel: Septarian Nodules50
18. Casto Canyon: Agate52
19. Tintic Mines: Minerals54
20. Vernon: Wonderstone55
21. Eureka: Agate57
22. Levan: Agate60
23. Nephi: Calcite Onyx62
24. Nephi: Petrified Palm63
25. Yuba Lake: Birdseye Rhyolite65
26. Salina: Wonderstone67
27. Birdseye: Birdseye Rhyolite69
28. Soldier Summit: Ozokerite72
29. Gold Hill: Azurite, Malachite75
30. Wendover: Agate77
31. Riley's Canyon: Red Horn Coral79
32. Silver Creek Summit: Petrified Wood81
33. Sardine Summit: White Quartz82
34. Ophir: Pyrite85
35. Dugway: Geodes87
36. Antelope Spring: Trilobite Fossils89
37. Topaz Mountain: Topaz, Beryl, Garnet91
38. Painter Spring: Mineral Specimens93
39. Obsidian Hill: Apache Tears95
40. Butterscotch Hill: Jasper Pebbles96
41. Drum Mountains: Agate97
42. Fossil Mountain: Agate99
43. Skull Rock Pass: Fossils101
44. Conger Spring: Fossils102
45. Sunstone Knoll: Labradorite104
46. Black Rock 1: Obsidian106
47. Black Rock 2: Obsidian107
48. Beaver: Agate109
49. Minersville: Mineral Specimens111
50. Rocky Range Mines: Mineral Specimens112
51. Milford 1: Banded Opal114
52. Milford 2: Obsidian117
53. Last Chance Road: Agate118
54. San Rafael: Agate, Jasper121
55. Ruby Ranch Road 1: Agate122
56. Ruby Ranch Road 2: Agate123
57. Ruby Ranch Road 3: Agate123
58. Yellow Cat Flat: Agate125
59. Yellow Cat Road: Agate127
60. Yellow Cat Fork: Agatized Barite127
61. Poison Strip: Agatized Barite128
62. Yellow Cat Mine Road: Agatized Barite129
63. Dewey Bridge: Agate131
64. Bartlett Flat: Agate132
65. Muleshoe Canyon: Agate134
66. Looking Glass Road: Agate134
67. Joe Wilson Wash: Agate137
68. Sand Creek: Petrified Wood137
69. Blue Hills: Agate, Selenite Crystals139
70. Caineville: Agate141
71. Fossil Shell Hills: Devil's Toenails142
72. Old Notom Road 1: Agate143
73. Old Notom Road 2: Agate, Calcite Crystals143
74. Notom: Agate145
75. The Badlands: Agate146
76. Striped Mountain: Petrified Wood, Coprolites148
77. Bullfrog Turnoff: Agate, Petrified Wood150
78. Shootering Canyon: Agate, Coprolites152
79. Hansen Creek: Agate, Petrified Wood153
80. Fry Canyon: Petrified Wood155
81. Horse Canyon: Petrified Wood157
82. Hell's Backbone: Jasper159
83. Spencer Flat: Moqui Marbles161
84. The Petrified Forest: Petrified Wood163
85. Henrieville: Fossils165
86. Grosvenor's Arch: Fossils167
Map Sources171
Glossary173
About the Author178
Index179