A Collector's Guide to Rock, Mineral, & Fossil Localities of Utah

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Utah Geological Survey, 1995 - Fossils - 148 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

MINERALS
1
CRYSTALLOGRAPHY
5
ROCKS
10
SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
15
METAMORPHIC ROCKS
18
FOSSILS
23
FOSSILS
24
THE VARIETY OF LIFE
29
IRON COUNTY
86
JUAB COUNTY
89
KANE COUNTY
94
MILLARD COUNTY
96
MORGAN COUNTY
105
PIUTE COUNTY
106
RICH COUNTY
109
SALT LAKE COUNTY
110

COLLECTIONS
34
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
37
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
39
A GUIDE TO COLLECTING SITES
48
THE GUIDEBOOK SECTION
55
BEAVER COUNTY
58
BOX ELDER COUNTY
65
CACHE COUNTY
68
CARBON COUNTY
71
DAGGETT COUNTY
72
DAVIS COUNTY
73
DUCHESNE COUNTY
74
EMERY COUNTY
75
GARFIELD COUNTY
79
GRAND COUNTY
83
SAN JUAN COUNTY
114
SANPETE COUNTY
116
SEVIER COUNTY
118
SUMMIT COUNTY
119
TOOELE COUNTY
120
UINTAH COUNTY
125
UTAH COUNTY
127
WASATCH COUNTY
130
WASHINGTON COUNTY
131
WAYNE COUNTY
133
WEBER COUNTY
135
GLOSSARY
137
REFERENCES CITED
144
INDEX
147

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