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Rockhounding New Mexico

Rockhounding New Mexico

by Ruta Vaskys and Martin Freed

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"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 Mexico
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
xii
Introduction
1
    How to Use This Book
2
    Hazards and Precautions
2
    Where You Are Allowed to Collect
8
    Rockhounding Ethics
9
NORTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO
    1. Bisti Badlands
13
    2. Split Lip Flats
15
    3. Nageezi
17
    4. Cuba Petrified Wood
19
    5. Cuba Minerals
20
    6. Gallina Agate
21
    7. Gallina Alabaster
22
    8. Coyote
23
    9. Pedernal Peak
24
    10. Abiquiu Dam
26
    11. Jemez Springs
28
    12. Soda Dam
29
    13. Jemez Canyon
30
    14. Jemez Plateau Alabaster
31
    15. Jemez Plateau Obsidian and Moonstone
32
    16. U.S. Highway 84 Road Cut (Mile 5.9)
34
    17. La Madera Calcite
35
    18. La Madera Zeolites
37
    19. La Madera Pegmatite
38
    20. Highway 519 Agate
39
    21. Petaca Pegmatite Mines
40
    22. Tres Piedras
42
    23. Crownpoint
44
    24. Thoreau
45
    25. Grants Ridge
46
    26. El Malpais National Monument
47
    27. Rio Puerco Zeolites and Calcite Crystals
48
    28. Rio Puerco Agate and Jasper
49
    29. Albuquerque, 98th Street
51
    30. Los Lunas
52
NORTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO
    31. Questa
57
    32. Red River
58
    33. Highway 38 Lepidolite
60
    34. U.S. Highway 64 Rhyolite
61
    35. Raton
62
    36. Capulin Volcano National Monument
63
    37. Clayton Lake State Park
64
    38. Harding Pegmatite Mine
65
    39. Picuris Mountains
67
    40. Pecos
69
    41. Terrero (Pecos) Mine
71
    42. Rociada
72
    43. Mora
75
    44. Storrie Lake
76
    45. Sandia Crest
77
    46. Madrid
79
    47. Los Cerrillos Fossils
82
    48. Los Cerrillos Turquoise
83
    49. Galisteo
84
    50. Laguna de Perro
85
    51. Sumner Lake
87
    52. Santa Rosa
88
SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO
    53. Red Cloud Mines
91
    54. Highway 42 Crystals
94
    55. Ancho Gulch
95
    56. Valley of Fires State Recreation Area
97
    57. Lincoln County
98
    58. Picacho
99
    59. Roswell Pecos Diamonds
100
    60. Roswell Selenite
103
    61. Dexter
104
    62. Rio Felix
105
    63. East of Hagerman
106
    64. West of Hope
107
    65. U.S. Highway 82 Road Cut Fossils
108
    66. Artesia
109
    67. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
111
    68. Eddy County
112
SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO
    69. Red Hill
115
    70. U.S. Highway 60 Wood
118
    71. Zuni Salt Lake Fossils
119
    72. Zuni Salt Lake Halite
120
    73. Zuni Salt Lake Quartzite and Jasper
122
    74. Cimarron Mesa
123
    75. Silver Hill
124
    76. Bear Mountains
127
    77. Riley
128
    78. Contreras
130
    79. San Lorenzo Arroyo
131
    80. Lemitar Mine
133
    81. Socorro
135
    82. Socorro Peak Mining District
137
    83. Luis Lopez Manganese District
138
    84. Chupadera Mountains
140
    85. Chavez Canyon
141
    86. Magdalena Nitt and North Graphic Mines
144
    87. Kelly Mine
145
    88. Highway 52 Agate
146
    89. San Francisco River Agate
147
    90. North of Luna
148
    91. Largo Canyon
149
    92. Lee Russell Canyon
151
    93. Highway 32 Material
152
    94. Sand Canyon
153
    95. Leggett Peak
154
    96. Frisco
156
    97. 22 Mile Wash
158
    98. Pueblo Campground
159
    99. Mogollon Road
160
    100. Mogollon
162
    101. Highway 78 Agate
163
    102. State Line Zeolites
164
    103. State Line Chalcedony
166
    104. Mule Creek
167
    105. Little Bear Canyon
168
    106. Gila River
171
    107. Copperas Peak
173
    108. Meerschaum Mining Area
175
    109. Bear Mountain Fossils
176
    110. Hanover-Fierro Mining Area
179
    111. Rabb Canyon
180
    112. Kingston
182
    113. Chloride Mine
183
    114. Truth or Consequences
186
    115. Jornada Lakes
188
    116. Engle
189
    117. Point of Rocks
190
    118. Rincon Barite Quarry
192
    119. Rincon Jasper and Agate
193
    120. Rincon Fossils
194
    121. Border Chalcedony
195
    122. Round Mountain
197
    123. Fuller Road Chalcedony
198
    124. Pine Canyon
199
    125. Highway 90 Dendrites
201
    126. Gold Hill
203
    127. Shakespeare
205
    128. Cookes Peak
207
    129. Deming Picture Rock and Fluorite
210
    130. Fluorite Ridge
211
    131. Paradise
212
    132. San Simon Mine
214
    133. Animas
215
    134. Hachita
217
    135. Old Hachita Mine
220
    136. Apache Mining District - Apache Mine #2
221
    137. Victorio Mining District
223
    138. Deming Mines
224
    139. Rockhound State Park
226
    140. Kilbourne Hole
227
   
    Appendix A: Glossary
230
    Appendix B: Land Managers and Government Offices
234
    Appendix C: Special Attractions
240
    Appendix D: New Mexico Gem and Mineral Societies
245
    Appendix E: Additional Sites
246
    Index
249
    About the Authors
259