Many minerals abound under the surface of this area. The unusual rocks found in this region come from the older rocks exposed at the surface. For instance, rock hounds have found amethyst, quartz, galena, garnet, and even bits of gold. Some purport that llanite can only be found in the Uplift area, though geologists argue they’ve discovered it elsewhere, specifically East Africa, a product of a time when this region may have connected as Pangea.
If you ever visit the Llano area, which includes Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, be sure to look down at the ground to possibly glimpse rocks that are millions of years old and feel the charge in the water and the grounding effects when sitting on the rare earth formations.