Rockhounding Utah

A Guide To The State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Book Description

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.

About Kappele, William A.

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