Rockhounding Information


Utah’s trust lands are rich in rocks, gemstones, and fossils. Please know the laws and rules regulating rockhounding before you go and use these resources if you’re planning a rockhounding adventure on trust lands:

Rockhounding Information Brochure

Rockhounding Permit Form


PLEASE NOTE:
Federal and state laws prohibit collection of vertebrate fossils, certain trace fossils, such as dinosaur tracks, or any cultural/archaeological artifact. SITLA’s Rockhounding Permit does not allow collection of any of these items.

Consider visiting the The Rockhounder, a collection of rock and mineral collection sites compiled by the Utah Geological Survey.