* Or, you can just try to look around on the surface of the ground
To find out about what rocks are found in a particular area,
get a geological
map of the area. Geological maps show the surface
distribution of types of rocks in an area and you can buy them from
specialist map shops.
Created by Humans
(and railroad cuts)
are excellent places to both admire the layers of rocks in the wall,
and to collect rocks.
* Old mines
and old mine dumps
can be good places to find rocks. Be aware though that old
mines can be dangerous.
Don't go in under anything that can
collapse - in fact it is only the matter of time in those places. Also,
are usually more rocks to find at mine dumps than in the old
are also great places to find rocks. Remember though that you need to
get a permission
to remove rocks from a quarry, and quarries have their legal liasons as
to whom they can allow on their premises.
The same applies on private land - remember
that a lot of the land is owned by someone - you will need
from the owner to be able to access the land and remove any rocks.
also that removing rocks (and anything else) from national parks and
different reserves may be forbidden or restricted. So check the