Rock Hounding in Maine

Two Lights State ParkAre you a rock hound?  If so, Maine is the place to visit.  The rocky coast of Maine is 3,500 miles long if you walk it.  But you do not have to go far from Portland to see and touch it.  This picture of Two Lights State Park shows you a sliver of what you can experience first-hand. Climb onto these metamorphic ledges to examine the faults and joints of 200 million years ago.

These rocks were beginning 420 million years ago with a lot of heat and pressure.  Today they look similar to petrified wood due to the wood grain appearance.  There is no petrified wood here!  Today’s view is basically the same as 14,000 years ago when the continental glaciation started receding.

Plan your visit to include the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum located in Bethel, Maine.  See beautiful Maine tourmaline gems and the meteorite gallery.  The world’s largest collection of lunar and Mars meteorites are also here along with pieces of the moon!