Rockhounding New Mexico: A Guide to 140 of the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Rockhounding New Mexico: A Guide to 140 of the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

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A complete guide to finding, collecting, and preparing the state’s gems & minerals More than a third of New Mexico is public land that holds untold quantities of mineralogical treasure. With this book anyone can learn where to find unusual mineral displays, fossils, jasper, agate, and petrified wood—not to mention more obsidian than one rockhound could possibly collect in a lifetime. An outstanding resource for experts and novices alike, Rockhounding New Mexico points the way to 140 of the state’s best rockhounding sites, including popular and commercial areas as well as lesser-known sites on public land. Look inside to find: • Maps and detailed site descriptions with directions and GPS coordinates • Suggested tools and techniques • Land-use regulations and legal restrictions • Contact information for land managers • Additional information on rock shops, attractions, and local history Ruta Vaskys and Martin Freed, 2008, 257 pages, Paperback