Rockhounding Utah, 2nd: A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Rockhounding Utah, 2nd: A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

by William A. Kappele, Gary Warren

Paperback(2nd Edition)

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Overview

This completely updated and revised, full-color edition of Rockhounding Utah reveals the grandeur of the state's exposed formations, its canyon walls etched with fossils, and the spires and arches of the Needles District in Canyonlands National Park. Each description of the 86 state's sites includes concise information on the material to be found there, the tools to bring, the best season to visit, the vehicle to drive, or when a remote find suggests it's time to lace up the hiking boots. Readers will glean new insights into the obsidian of the Black Rock sites, jasper at Hell's Backbone, petrified wood at Bullfrog Turnoff, and fossils of sea lillies along the Wasatch Range.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762782161
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Series: Rockhounding Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Clearfield, Utah, Gary Warren (reviser) and his wife eventually settled in Brigham City, Utah. They have 4 children, 17 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Gary has been a member of the Cache Rock and Gem Club, located in Logan, Utah, for 10 years, 8 of which he served as president. He enjoys sharing his love of rockhounding with children through school lectures and after-school group demonstrations and activities. The club has also incorporated a Junior Rockhounding program. Recently retired, Gary has more time to pursue his passions, traveling and rockhounding throughout Utah. William A. Kappele has been rockhounding across the West for more than forty years. His other books include Rockhounding Nevada and Rockhounding Colorado.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

About This Guide ix

Introduction: Welcome to Utah 1

Finding Your Way 5

Have a Safe Trip 7

Rockhound Etiquette 15

Sights Along the Way 18

Map Legend 30

South Utah

1 Central: Agate 32

2 Hurricane Mesa: Petrified Wood, Agate 34

3 Gooseberry Mesa: Petrified Wood 37

4 Cinder Mountain: Petrified Wood 39

5 Kolob Reservoir: Fossils 41

6 Cedar City: Minerals 43

7 Modena Canyon: Obsidian, Chalcedony 45

8 Brian Head: Agate 47

9 Cedar Breaks: Agate 50

10 Twisted Forest: Agate 52

11 Turnout: Agate 54

12 Mount Carmel: Septarian Nodules 56

13 Casto Canyon: Agate 58

Southeast Utah

14 Sand Creek: Petrified Wood 61

15 Blue Hills: Agate, Selenite Crystals 63

16 Caineville: Agate 65

17 Fossil Shell Hills: Devil's Toenails 67

18 Old Notom Road 1: Agate 69

19 Old Notom Road 2: Agate, Calcite Crystals 70

20 Notom: Agate 72

21 The Badlands: Agate 74

22 Striped Mountain: Petrified Wood, Coprolites 76

23 Bullfrog Turnoff: Agate, Petrified Wood 78

24 Shootering Canyon: Agate, Coprolites 80

25 Hansen Creek: Agate, Petrified Wood 82

26 Fry Canyon: Petrified Wood 84

East Utah

27 San Rafael: Agate, Jasper 88

28 Ruby Ranch Road 1: Agate 90

29 Ruby Ranch Road 2: Agate 92

30 Ruby Ranch Road 3: Agate 94

31 Yellow Cat Flat: Agate 96

32 Yellow Cat Road: Agate 98

33 Yellow Cat Fork: Agatized Barite 100

34 Poison Strip: Agatized Barite 102

35 Yellow Cat Mine Road: Agatized Barite 104

36 Bartlett Flat: Agate 106

37 Muleshoe Canyon: Agate 108

38 Looking Glass Road: Agate 110

39 Joe Wilson Wash: Agate 112

North Utah

40 Sardine Summit: Fossils, Black Horn Coral 115

41 Riley's Canyon: Red Horn Coral 117

42 Ophir: Pyrite 120

43 Tintic Mines: Minerals 122

44 Eureka: Agate 124

Central Utah

45 Birdseye: Birdseye Rhyolite 128

46 Nephi: Petrified Palm 131

47 Nephi: Calcite Onyx 133

48 Yuba Lake: Birdseye Rhyolite 135

49 Salina: Wonderstone 137

50 Last Chance Road: Agate 139

West Utah

51 Wendover: Agate 143

52 Gold Hill: Azurite, Malachite 146

53 Obsidian Hill: Apache Tears 148

54 Butterscotch Hill: Jasper Pebbles 150

55 Topaz Mountain: Topaz, Beryl, Garnet 152

56 Drum Mountains: Agate 155

57 Dugway: Geodes 158

58 Vernon: Wonderstone 161

Southwest Utah

59 Skull Rock Pass: Fossils 164

60 Conger Spring: Fossils 166

61 Painter Spring: Mineral Specimens 169

62 Fossil Mountain: Fossils 172

63 Antelope Spring: Trilobite Fossils 175

64 Sunstone Knoll: Labradorite 177

65 Black Rock 1: Obsidian 180

66 Black Rock 2: Obsidian 183

67 Milford: Obsidian 185

68 Minersville: Mineral Specimens 187

69 Beaver: Agate 189

Glossary 193

Site Index 197

About the Authors 198

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