Rock Hounding is a popular activity in Juab County, with a wide variety of interesting rocks and minerals available. Casual and serious collectors are usually rewarded for the time they spend roaming our hills and deserts.
Three Juab sites are particularly popular, attracting collectors from around the region.
Topaz Mountain - Topaz, a semi-precious gemstone, is abundant here. Knowledgable collectors also find a trove of other collectables including red beryl, amethyst, garnet, pseudobrookite, bixbyite, opal, and hematite. See our Topaz Mountain page for more details. Also see the Utah Geological Survey information about the area.
Dugway Geode Beds - Crystal-filled geodes are commonly found here, and almost all of them fluoresce green under UV light. The site is located just north of the Pony Express Trail , about 50 miles west of Hwy 36. The Utah Geological Survey offers more information .
Mt Nebo Calcite - The orange and cream-colored calcite here is often mistaken for Onyx. It takes a polish well and can be used to make decorative items. The site is located off the Nebo Loop , about 3 miles north of Hwy 132. More information .
Utah Geological Survey explains collecting rules and offers other information .
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