With the tremendous growth of population in this and neighboring states, there are more collectors than ever before and with the rapidly escalating prices for mineral and fossil specimens in the retail market, there is a great demand for displayable material. It has become necessary for professional geologists, hobby collectors, and commercial collectors to recognize each others existence and to try to work together within a framework of regulation, courtesy, and common sense so that material of scientific value is not lost and undue restrictions are not placed upon collecting. There is a continuing need for collectors and professionals to work together with resource managers and legislators to develop workable laws and rules affecting the collecting of minerals and fossils. This publication contains details information about collecting areas, divided by county to make for ease of use. Each collecting area contains information about the minerals, rocks, or fossils present, map recommendations, and other helpful tips on getting to the sites.Directions: Drive east on Utah Highway 132 out of Nephi for 6 miles to a junction that has a sign indicating Mt. Nebo Scenic Loop. Turn north at ... A heap leaching gold operation has closed off access to some ... Directions: Take Utah Highway 67 south from Eureka and watch for the sign for Mammoth and then Silver City.
|Title||:||A Collector's Guide to Rock, Mineral, & Fossil Localities of Utah|
|Author||:||James R. Wilson|
|Publisher||:||Utah Geological Survey - 1995|