State Mineral: Almandine Garnet (1977)
State Fossil: Eubrontes Giganteus (1991)
Collecting Rocks and Minerals on State Land is NOT Allowed. State Parks and Forests are specifically set aside for everyone’s enjoyment. Outdoor recreation is welcomed, and encouraged on State land, provided the activity does not disturb the natural setting and adversely impact the environment. Hammering on rock, digging holes and tunnels, and disturbing ground cover can have adverse impacts on the presence, amount, and geologic setting (structural characteristics and texture) of the resource, the safety of the area, and the local habitat. Collecting rocks, minerals, plants, or animals on State Land is considered vandalism.
Permission for Educational Mineral Collecting sponsored by educational mineral clubs, nature centers, schools or Connecticut museums, may be obtained through application to the Connecticut Geological Survey
Please note that rock collecting locations are always changing so be sure to check with the site owner for the most current information before going.
Dig safe, never go underground, and make sure to get permission from the landowner to search for and collect rocks.