This is not a required list of items to purchase in order to go rockhounding. But it’s a good over-all peak at what type of things you might need. 

Some of these you’ll need sooner rather than later. And once you get out and start getting a little experience under your belt, you’ll begin to get a good grasp on what you really need.

This list of recommended gear/tools is always changing. So be sure to check back every once in a while to see what I’ve added/removed. 

Again, the bare minimum you need to get started rockhounding is a pair of shoes and a love for the outdoors. After that, it’s all bonus!

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