Dig for Sunstone Crystals

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If you’re looking for Sunstone or Labradorite then we have a great dig location below.  No need to drive to Oregon to score Sunstone if you live in Utah.

You’ll be doing surface collecting and a small amount of rock busting.

This location is excellent for families, junior rockhounds, and old-timers.  

Sunstone can be found by walking around and picking it up off of the surface or you can break up the basalt to discover small crystals. 

Keep reading below to learn more about what to bring, clothing types, and driving directions.

Types of Crystals

You’ll be digging and collecting Sunstone at this location.

  • Sunstone – Is part of the feldspar family.  This location produces small crystals having a yellowish tint.


The crystals are fairly easy to recognize due to their transparent yellow color.

utah sunstone

Tools For Collecting Sunstone

If this is your first rock collecting trip, I’d advise you to start with surface collecting and if you have time, work the basalt embankments to see if you can find larger crystals.

Rockhounds will want to pack a variety of tools for this trip. They should have snacks and drinks in case they get thirsty or hungry, as well as small containers or sacks to place their crystals in. Don’t forget about the weather and make sure to dress appropriately.

Must-Have Tools and Accessories 

  • Sunscreen
  • Small bags
  • Small jars
  • Hat or sombrero
  • Estwing rock hammer
  • Small hand rake
  • Small hand shovel
  • Small garden tools
  • Gloves
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve (depends on weather)
  • Boots
  • Towels for drying off
  • Fresh clothes (you’re going to sweat)


Services are nonexistent and bathrooms are nowhere to be found.  So, you’ll want to bring everything you need or visit the gas station before you venture out.

Most importantly, have fun collecting!

yellow sunstone

Driving directions

Millard County, UT off of Hwy 257.

Type or copy the GPS coordinates below into your Google or Apple Maps.

GPS Coordinates

39.14800, -112.71628

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