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Utah GeoTour-Millard - Sunstone Knoll Sink Hole

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Hidden : 01/14/2016
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Admittedly when you first get here, there is not much to see, but take a minute to look closer!!!

Sunstone Knoll is formed of volcanic vents that erupted during the early Pleistocene (1.6 million years to about 750,000 years ago). These eruptions left deposits of basaltic lava and volcanic breccia (angular, broken rock fragments held together in a matrix of finer grained material). Sunstone is a transparent, yellowish labradorite (a plagioclase feldspar mineral) found as crystals in these volcanic rocks and on the flats surrounding the knoll.

Where to collect: Sunstones litter the ground on the east side of the knoll. Many small stones can easily be found when they glitter in the sunlight. Stones range from 1/8 to nearly 1 inch long, but the larger stones are rare. Crystals and fractured grains of sunstone can also be found in cavities in the lava although the rocks generally have to be broken to expose the crystals.

The landowner would appreciate it if you could please sign the register at the entrance in addition to finding the cache. A private claim is on part of this site, but individuals are generously allowed to collect.

Children should have an easy time collecting on the flats, but be careful, as glass from broken bottles can easily be mistaken for glittering sunstone. Watch for rattlesnakes. Look for trains before crossing the railroad tracks. A hat and water are recommended. Bring a rock hammer and protective eyewear if you intend to break open the rocks. Please carry out your trash. Have fun collecting!


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