Garnet Hunting

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I recently went up to the Browns Park Utah area hunting garnet. We hiked up the partially dry creek bed and up a draw to search through the rocks. We didn't have to much luck. We may have been in the wrong area. My Sister found a large piece we think is garnet. I did get some photos to share.

 

This is the draw looking down from halfway up.

 

Near Browns Park Utah

 

 

Here is the draw looking up

 

Near Browns Park Utah

 

It was tricky going up the draw and even trickier going down!

 

Possible dangerous landing spots!

 

Near Browns Park Utah

 

near Browns Park Utah

 

Snakegrass

 

Near Browns Park Utah

 

Great View

 

Near Browns Park Utah

 

 

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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

This looks like some very rugged terrain! I am not exactly sure what a draw is? It looks to be a dry crrek bed or an are of rockslide; am I close?

Aug 21, 2008 07:23 PM #1
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Tanya V Fresh Eye Designs LLC
Fresh Eye Designs LLC - Lawrenceville, GA
Where Staged Equals Sold

Wow! Great photo, Julie. Not sure if I would hike that, even if I were a hiker. lol

Aug 21, 2008 08:53 PM #2
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Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT

Rich it is where the water has cut a path. In this case it has cut a path down the side of the mountain from the melting snow.

Tanya I wasn't sure if one of us was going to break or twist an ankle on the lose rock before the day was over.

Aug 21, 2008 08:58 PM #3
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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Wow! I didn't know the snow melted out there! <<<smile>>>

Aug 21, 2008 09:25 PM #4
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Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT

Touche!!! It actually did melt there. Some mountains still have some snow. I am in Idaho this week and Saturday it will be 45 degrees at night. Jackson will be 35 degrees. Tonight it is windy and cold.

Aug 21, 2008 10:15 PM #5
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Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Julie, that is one steep path! It does look like rugged terrain, but what an adventure. I would love to try that one day. Thanks for sharing your part of the world.

Aug 27, 2008 06:58 AM #6
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Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT

I was determine to go up the hill on the chance I would find a garnet!

Aug 28, 2008 01:51 AM #7
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Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Interesting post Julie.  I've wondered about hunting for garnets - my family is from New England and we've got a number of pieces of garnet jewelry. My understanding was that my grandmother's family found many of the garnets in Massachusetts or NH and had the jewelry made.  But I've never heard of anyone finding, or looking for that matter, locally for garnets.  So I wondered what the scoop was - all the garnets are gone?, the likely spots have been developed? - who knows.  Thanks for reviving my curiosity.

Liz

Jan 03, 2009 07:19 PM #8
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Julie Kippen
Vernal, UT

There are several places for fossils and the garnets are at Red Creek near Browns Park.

I haven't had much time for rock hunting lately. For more information on rock hunting, shells, or fossils. Check out Carol Judd's blogs on activerain. She hunts regularly and has a lot of new information. Good hunting!

Jan 03, 2012 01:06 AM #9
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