State Rock: Granite (1992)
State Rock: Marble (1992)
State Rock: Slate (1992)
State Gemstone: Grossular Garnet (1992)
State Mineral: Talc (1992)
State Fossil: Delphinapterus leucas (1993)

Vermont is famous for its beautiful Marble and Serpentine. The state also has a variety of rocks, minerals, crystals, and fossils. Vermont even had its own Gold rush back in the 1850’s. You can still pan for Gold in many locations around the state.

You can also find minerals such as Garnets, Tourmaline, and Quartz-family minerals.

You’ll find that quarries and road cuts are the best places to rockhound in Vermont. Some quarries will yield high quality Marble and Serpentine.

Arthur Davis Wildlife Management Area


Mining in Vermont
Gold in Vermont


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.