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Gem Trails of New Mexico

Gem Trails of New Mexico

by James R. Mitchell

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Visit the places where experienced rock and mineral collectors have found success! Detailed descriptions, photos and maps guide you to some of the best gem collecting sites in the state. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 280 pages. Ninth edition.

Gem Trails of New Mexico
Table of Contents

New Mexico Collecting Sites
6
New Mexico Site Locator Map
7
Map Legend
8
Forward
9
Summary of Basic Rockhounding Rules and Regulations
10
Introduction
12
    Mineral Highlights
12
    New Mexico Geology
14
    Mining History
14
    "The Land of Enchantment"
15
    About the Collecting Sites
15
Rockhound Rules
17
Collecting Sites
    1. Thoreau Petrified Wood
18
    2. Grants Apache Tears and Minerals
20
    3. San Rafael Fluorite
22
    4. Rio Puerco Cutting Minerals
24
    5. Apache Creek Agate
26
    6. Luna Agate and Crystals
28
    7. Red Hill Agate and Jasper
30
    8. Quemado Minerals
32
    9. Negrito Springs Agate
34
    10. Largo Canyon Agate
36
    11. Highway 12 Agate
38
    12. Sand Canyon Agate
40
    13. Tularosa Agate
42
    14. South of Magdalena Minerals
44
    15. North of Magdalena Minerals
46
    16. Riley Minerals and Fossils
48
    17. Bernardo Cutting Minerals
50
    18. Socorro Minerals
52
    19. Socorro Fossils
54
    20. Gonzales Mine Minerals and Fossils
56
    21. Lorenzo Arroyo Minerals
58
    22. Chupadera Mountain Minerals
60
    23. Chavez Canyon Nodules
62
    24. Carthage Fossils
64
    25. Peralta Canyon Rhyolite and Obsidian
66
    26. Cerrillos Hills Fossils
68
    27. Madrid Coal Specimens
70
    28. Galisteo Jasper
72
    29. Sandia Crest Fossils and Minerals
74
    30. Coyote Agate
76
    31. Gallina Alabaster
78
    32. Gallina Agate
80
    33. Cuba Southeast Minerals
82
    34. Cuba Southwest Petrified Wood
84
    35. Los Lunas Agate, Jasper and Wood
86
    36. Petaca Pegmatites
88
    37. Jemez Mountain Minerals
90
    38. Abiquiu Agate
92
    39. Pedernal Peak Agate
94
    40. Nageezi Jasper, Wood and Barite
96
    41. Blanco Cutting Minerals
98
    42. Red Lake Peridot and Garnet
100
    43. Farmington Minerals and Fossils
102
    44. La Madera Minerals
104
    45. Jemez Fossils and Sulfur
106
    46. La Cueva Obsidian
108
    47. Dixon Pegmatite Minerals
110
    48. Taos Staurolite
112
    49. Mt. Wheeler Minerals
114
    50. Red River Pass Feldspar
116
    51. Cimmarron Canyon Jasper
118
    52. Bartlett Mesa Leaf Fossils
120
    53. Raton Fossils
122
    54. Canadian River Marine Fossils
124
    55. Guy Agate Field
126
Hints for Collecting Minerals
128
Color Photo Insert
129
Hints for Collecting Gem Materials
137
    56. Cebolla Pass Minerals
138
    57. Las Vegas Fossils
140
    58. Pecos Fossils
142
    59. Terrero Minerals
144
    60. Willard Halite
146
    61. Corona Calcite and Quartz
148
    62. Jicarilla Minerals
150
    63. Red Cloud Canyon Minerals
152
    64. Hoot Owl Canyon Minerals
154
    65. Hansonburg Minerals
156
    66. Revuelto Creek Petrified Wood
158
    67. Tucumcari Tumbling Stones
160
    68. Santa Rosa Minerals and Fossils
162
    69. Guadalupe Minerals
164
    70. Sumner Lake Cutting Minerals
166
    71. Gage Quarries and Minerals
168
    72. Deming Agate
170
    73. Hermanas Agate Nodules
172
    74. Hachita Minerals
174
    75. Apache Mine Copper Ores
176
    76. Playas Lake Agate, Jasper and Chalcedony
178
    77. Geronimo Trail Geodes
180
    78. Rodeo Minerals
182
    79. Granite Gap Fluorescent Minerals
184
    80. Kingston Crystals
186
    81. Rabb Park Moonstone
188
    82. Silver City Minerals
190
    83. Ash Creek Minerals
192
    84. Moore Canyon Agate and Wood
194
    85. Hoodoo Canyon Minerals
196
    86. Silver City South
198
    87. Lake Valley Agate
200
    88. Truth or Consequences Candy Rock
202
    89. Cookes Peak Carnelian
204
    90. Fluorite Ridge Minerals
206
    91. Radium Springs Onyx
208
    92. Mule Creek Apache Tears
210
    93. Pueblo Campground Labradorite
212
    94. Mogollon Minerals
214
    95. Bear Mountain Fossils
216
    96. Pinos Altos Cutting Materials, Minerals and Fossils
218
    97. Rockhound State Park Minerals
220
    98. Shakespeare Mineral Specimens
222
    99. Engle Agate and Wood
224
    100. Aleman Carnelian
226
    101. Upham Road Cutting Materials
228
    102. Rincon Jasper and Coal
230
    103. Rincon Barite
232
    104. Kilbourne Hole Peridot
234
    105. Hatch Chalcedony and Opal
236
    106. Bonito Lake Minerals
238
    107. Capitan Fossils
240
    108. Dunken Calcite and Fossiliferous Limestone
242
    109. Roswell Crystals
244
    110. Roswell Selenite
246
    111. Rio Felix Agate
248
    112. Hagerman Agate
250
    113. Hobbs Caliche
252
    114. Lovington Caliche
254
    115. Cloudcroft Fossils
256
    116. Orogrande Minerals
258
    117. Pyramid Peak Fluorite
260
    118. Franklin Mountains Minerals
262
   
Appendix A - New Mexico Gem and Mineral Societies
264
Appendix B - Museums
265
Appendix C - Places of Geologic Interest
266
Glossary
267
Mineral Locator Index
275