It was the gleam of gold and the sheen of silver that first drew settlers to Elko. In fact, the Ruby Mountains are named after the garnets found high up in craggy cliffs and bluffs of the mountains surrounding Elko. So, it’s little wonder that visitors from all over the world visit Nevada in search of rocks and minerals, which are found in abundance around here.
Rockhounding enthusiasts come to Elko to explore metamorphic veins and abandoned mines holding undiscovered treasures such as agate, jasper, copper, malachite, geodes, petrified wood and more. Find the best places to hunt for rocks, minerals and precious metals in Elko here.