A few weeks ago we drove down to Southern Utah and visited Glitter Mountain. It's not technically in Utah. It's just over the border, near Littlefield, Arizona. My grandmother lives in Hurricane, UT and loves rocks, so we brought her long with us. We followed the GPS on our phones, which took us on a very interesting, off-road adventure through cattle pasture and creek beds. We recommend using a different route:
Glitter Mountain, also called Sparkle Mountain, is an old gypsum mine. Gypsum is a common mineral usually found in sedimentary beds. It forms beautiful crystals that make the whole area sparkle in the sun. We took a big bucket, a few hammers, and some screwdrivers, and let the boys have at it. You could even just pick crystal up off the ground. I think next time I'll bring some better chisels.
Stuff to bring:
protective eye wear