postheadericon How to Hunt for Rocks

Hunting rocks can be a fun and sometimes rewarding pastime. It’s easy, whether you know it or not, rocks are all around you.

How to Hunt for Rocks

1 Find a mineral site close to you: Google should provide some options, or you could ask around. Alternatively, just go on the hunt yourself. There are certain areas that harbor a lot of a single type of rock, so if you are looking for something specific, like geodes, you may want to research areas where they are common.

How to Hunt for Rocks

2 Ensure you have the right equipment: See the list of things you’ll need below.

How to Hunt for Rocks

3 Make a very good map of where you’re going. Often, the sites will be in the middle of a wild, trail-less area.

How to Hunt for Rocks

4 Have a go at it: Pay close attention to the ground. Remember: You’re looking for things that you usually don’t even notice. Look for shiny specimens in particular; this usually makes for good collecting material.

How to Hunt for Rocks

5 Identify what you find: Use a mineral identification book to identify the types of specimens you find.

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