This is the first post of a number of posts I plan on putting up, and continuing to do here and there regarding rockhounding. This is something I’ve done for many, many years, and never quite get enough of, so why not post about it a little!
In this first post, I’ll show off some pieces of petrified wood found near Hurricane Utah. I probably won’t, at least generally, share exact locations. However, some of these are fairly easy to find if you search around a bit. These particular pieces are from the Triassic Chinle
Formation (~237-247 million years old).
Here are just a few pieces we collected this summer near Hurricane, Utah. We probably spent about a hour poking around. I’d love to go back and look into more hidden or harder to reach spots in the area someday!
A few smaller fragments:
Interesting formation around this one:
One of the larger chunks we found at a couple different angles:
…and a close up of some of the crystal formations:
And finally, a small chunk which I really like the detail on:
That’s it for now! Hope you enjoyed this short post and the images. I’ll be posting some more shortly…