What to Take

A Good List of What to bring–

For rocks…

    1. Rock hammer and sheath
    2. Hand lens
    3. Chisels
    4. Trowel
    5. Small Shovel
    6. Hoe/Rake
    7. Specimen Containers
    8. Spray Bottle Filled with Water
    9. Toothbrush
    10. Chopsticks
    11. Sledge Hammer
    12. Buckets
    13. Pick


    1. Lots of Water
    2. First Aid Kit
    3. Safety Goggles
    4. Medication
    5. Food and Snacks
    6. Hat
    7. Sunscreen
    8. Gloves
    9. Sunglasses
    10. Insect Repellant
    11. Chapstick

Car specific…

    1. Spare Tire and Tools to Fix a Flat
    2. Extra Gasoline
    3. Tow Cable


    1. Maps
    2. Identification Guide
    3. Guide Books
    4. Toilet Paper
    5. Garbage Bags
    6. Notebook and Pencil
    7. Rockhounding Buddy
    8. Camping Gear (tent, sleeping bag, pad, etc.)
    9. Hiking Shoes
    10. Camera
    11. GPS/Compass
    12. Headlamp/flashlight
    13. Knife
    14. Fire-starting Tools
    15. Raingear

6 thoughts on “What to Take”

  1. Dude,
    I am going rock hounding this weekend your site has valuable information on the types of rocks that interest me. However, none of these places say if they are free to rock hound or if there is a fee for that location. I am looking to go to the Wendover Agate area, does this site require a fee – where would I go to pay?
    Thank you so much

    1. Hi Jo! Almost all areas I mention on this site are free unless otherwise indicated or if someone else updates us in the comments. Wendover agate should be open and free as far as I know. Lots of places to hunt out there!

  2. Dude, I echo John’s sentiments. I too am planning a trip through Utah in a few days and your site has been invaluable for information. Friends online in Utah have also recommended your site. I can’t tell you how excited I am to hound Utah. Thanks a ton!

    1. Hi Patrice! That is very nice of you. I’m glad it is a good resource for you. I’m just sorry I haven’t been able to update it more often. I was hoping to get out more this summer, but having a second kid is proving to be quite the journey ha ha. This website isn’t going anywhere anytime soon though and there are hundreds more locations I want to add.

  3. I plan on getting out to Utah for Rockhounding this summer. I have never done it before, and this is exactly the kind of info. I need. I want to thank you for your time and effort putting this great site together.

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