Utah Rock Hounding

Utah is known by some as the Rock Hounding Capital of the United States! Destinations throughout Central Utah provide the most diverse and unique rock hounding sites in the state. Popular finds include trilobites, gem quality topaz, red beryl, geodes and sun stones. Although rock collecting is permitted on most public lands for personal use, you need to research the area you plan to collect in. Be sure that a permit is not required and check for mining claims. Do not collect on mining claims without the proper permission from the claim owner. Please read the Rules And Regulations Regarding Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Collecting In Utah. Below you will find detailed information on the most popular rocks and fossils collected in Utah.