Tag Archive for: rockhounding


Anthony and Traci Lujan, along with their son Anthony Jr. love to go rock hounding. They say Utah is a mecca when it comes to rock hounding. Two of their favorite places to go rock hounding are Topaz Mountain and the Delta area. They make and sell quite a few different pieces featuring rocks that they have found in Utah. For more information, gohere.


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I’m pretty sure most of us had a rock collection when we were kids. Nothing very impressive, but personally I enjoyed finding cool looking rocks and trying to find out how they were made.



Red beryl is one of the world’s rarest gemstones. It is found in a few locations in the Thomas Range and the Wah Wah Mountains of Utah, it is also found in the Black Range of New Mexico. The crystals are generally small, often too small to facet. High quality rough that is large enough to facet can produce finished stones that sell for as much as $2,000 per carat.