National Collect Rocks Day - September 16
Mon, Sep 16, 2024

National Collect Rocks Day

National Collect Rocks Day is dedicated to collecting rocks. This fascinating hobby allows many people to study the natural origin of stones, their structural features, and the time they appeared on the planet. It is celebrated on September 16th.


The collection of stones emerged thanks to the science of geology, which arose in the 19th century. Many researchers began to wonder how and when the planet formed. Rocks are excellent objects for analysis and research. Their age is hundreds of thousands of years and can tell us about the features of the formation of the Earth.

The first geologist is considered to be James Hutton, who at an advanced age decided to devote himself to the study of rocks. He challenged many of the theories that existed before, such as the belief that all rocks could only form under water.

By the beginning of the 20th century, the approximate age of the Earth was already known, and theories about the formation of continents were put forward. Many people began to collect rare stones and rocks. For some, this is just a hobby with the opportunity to make good money (some stones are very rare and valuable), while for others, this is a real immersion in the history of their planet.

Interesting facts

  • More than 4,000 minerals are known; among them, there are many precious stones.
  • One of the largest collections of stones in the world is in the Museum of Natural History (USA). There are about 350,000 minerals and more than 10,000 precious stones.

How to take part

Congratulate friends and acquaintances on the holiday if they collect stones. Visit museums that display different geological specimens. Listen to lectures or study the topic of minerals and gems in more detail on your own.

When is National Collect Rocks Day celebrated in 2024?

National Collect Rocks Day is observed on September 16 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday September 16 2024
Tuesday September 16 2025
Wednesday September 16 2026
Thursday September 16 2027
Saturday September 16 2028
Sunday September 16 2029