Diamonds maybe anyone's best friend, but these gemstones are a close second. Topaz Mountain in Utah lets you collect your very own crystals, so you can treat yo' self any day of the week without blowing major cash. If you need some serious icing, you'll want to make a beeline for this dreamy destination.
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Volcanic eruptions millions of years ago caused these glittering crystals to form.
They sit within "vents" caused by the eruption, and you can find whole gems hidden inside.
According to BLM, you can also locate smaller topaz along the south side in washes.
If bigger stones are what you are after, you can explore the seams of rhyolite rock, which hold the payload of crystals.
They can be amber in color, but BLM explains they can become clear when exposed to sunlight for extended amounts of time.
Depending on where you want to search, you can opt for guided tours that include "blasts" where sections of the mountain are blown out to expose the gems.
Visiting hours are from dawn until dusk, and with each tour, you can keep everything you uncover!
The staff onsight are there to help you find these incredible gems, and tool kits are available if you forget to bring your own.
If you're looking for a truly unique experience, this spot will let you get hands-on while picking your own swag.
Instead of diamonds in the rough, this place offers topaz without the "rough," and it couldn't be cooler!
Price: Starting at $30
Address: 95 E. 500 N., Fillmore, UT
Why You Need To Go: You can uncover your own gemstones to take home at this unique mountain covered in topaz!
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