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Rockhounding New Mexico


"A field guide to some of the state's best rockhounding sites!" This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 260 pages, descriptions, maps, and photos.

Rockhounding New MexicoTable of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxii
Introduction1
How to Use This Book2
Hazards and Precautions2
Where You Are Allowed to Collect8
Rockhounding Ethics9
NORTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO
1. Bisti Badlands13
2. Split Lip Flats15
3. Nageezi17
4. Cuba Petrified Wood19
5. Cuba Minerals20
6. Gallina Agate21
7. Gallina Alabaster22
8. Coyote23
9. Pedernal Peak24
10. Abiquiu Dam26
11. Jemez Springs28
12. Soda Dam29
13. Jemez Canyon30
14. Jemez Plateau Alabaster31
15. Jemez Plateau Obsidian and Moonstone32
16. U.S. Highway 84 Road Cut (Mile 5.9)34
17. La Madera Calcite35
18. La Madera Zeolites37
19. La Madera Pegmatite38
20. Highway 519 Agate39
21. Petaca Pegmatite Mines40
22. Tres Piedras42
23. Crownpoint44
24. Thoreau45
25. Grants Ridge46
26. El Malpais National Monument47
27. Rio Puerco Zeolites and Calcite Crystals48
28. Rio Puerco Agate and Jasper49
29. Albuquerque, 98th Street51
30. Los Lunas52
NORTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO
31. Questa57
32. Red River58
33. Highway 38 Lepidolite60
34. U.S. Highway 64 Rhyolite61
35. Raton62
36. Capulin Volcano National Monument63
37. Clayton Lake State Park64
38. Harding Pegmatite Mine65
39. Picuris Mountains67
40. Pecos69
41. Terrero (Pecos) Mine71
42. Rociada72
43. Mora75
44. Storrie Lake76
45. Sandia Crest77
46. Madrid79
47. Los Cerrillos Fossils82
48. Los Cerrillos Turquoise83
49. Galisteo84
50. Laguna de Perro85
51. Sumner Lake87
52. Santa Rosa88
SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO
53. Red Cloud Mines91
54. Highway 42 Crystals94
55. Ancho Gulch95
56. Valley of Fires State Recreation Area97
57. Lincoln County98
58. Picacho99
59. Roswell Pecos Diamonds100
60. Roswell Selenite103
61. Dexter104
62. Rio Felix105
63. East of Hagerman106
64. West of Hope107
65. U.S. Highway 82 Road Cut Fossils108
66. Artesia109
67. Carlsbad Caverns National Park111
68. Eddy County112
SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO
69. Red Hill115
70. U.S. Highway 60 Wood118
71. Zuni Salt Lake Fossils119
72. Zuni Salt Lake Halite120
73. Zuni Salt Lake Quartzite and Jasper122
74. Cimarron Mesa123
75. Silver Hill124
76. Bear Mountains127
77. Riley128
78. Contreras130
79. San Lorenzo Arroyo131
80. Lemitar Mine133
81. Socorro135
82. Socorro Peak Mining District137
83. Luis Lopez Manganese District138
84. Chupadera Mountains140
85. Chavez Canyon141
86. Magdalena Nitt and North Graphic Mines144
87. Kelly Mine145
88. Highway 52 Agate146
89. San Francisco River Agate147
90. North of Luna148
91. Largo Canyon149
92. Lee Russell Canyon151
93. Highway 32 Material152
94. Sand Canyon153
95. Leggett Peak154
96. Frisco156
97. 22 Mile Wash158
98. Pueblo Campground159
99. Mogollon Road160
100. Mogollon162
101. Highway 78 Agate163
102. State Line Zeolites164
103. State Line Chalcedony166
104. Mule Creek167
105. Little Bear Canyon168
106. Gila River171
107. Copperas Peak173
108. Meerschaum Mining Area175
109. Bear Mountain Fossils176
110. Hanover-Fierro Mining Area179
111. Rabb Canyon180
112. Kingston182
113. Chloride Mine183
114. Truth or Consequences186
115. Jornada Lakes188
116. Engle189
117. Point of Rocks190
118. Rincon Barite Quarry192
119. Rincon Jasper and Agate193
120. Rincon Fossils194
121. Border Chalcedony195
122. Round Mountain197
123. Fuller Road Chalcedony198
124. Pine Canyon199
125. Highway 90 Dendrites201
126. Gold Hill203
127. Shakespeare205
128. Cookes Peak207
129. Deming Picture Rock and Fluorite210
130. Fluorite Ridge211
131. Paradise212
132. San Simon Mine214
133. Animas215
134. Hachita217
135. Old Hachita Mine220
136. Apache Mining District - Apache Mine #2221
137. Victorio Mining District223
138. Deming Mines224
139. Rockhound State Park226
140. Kilbourne Hole227
Appendix A: Glossary230
Appendix B: Land Managers and Government Offices234
Appendix C: Special Attractions240
Appendix D: New Mexico Gem and Mineral Societies245
Appendix E: Additional Sites246
Index249
About the Authors259