By: James R. Mitchell
Updated and expanded, this classic best-seller is filled with expert advice from years of experience. Rockhounds just starting out or collectors who have been discovering Utah's treasures for years will find this an invaluable source of old and new sites in one handy volume.
In Utah you'll find many unique collection opportunities in a landscape as diverse as the gems, minerals and fossils found here. There is colorful petrified wood, faceting-grade labradorite, topaz crystals of a color and clarity that rival those found anywhere, boulders of obsidian, delicate halite crystals and much, much more.
Detailed text and maps lead the gem and fossil hunter to abandoned mine dumps, desert terrain, deep canyons, pristine mountains and beautiful lakes in the search for specimens. Black and white photos highlight the collection areas. A color photo section aids in specimen identification, and a Mineral Locator Index helps you to plan a successful collecting trip.