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Old 11-05-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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Default Rock Hunting in Alamogordo

We are visiting here for the winter and would like to do some rock hunting. Does anyone know of any places we can go?
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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We are visiting here for the winter and would like to do some rock hunting. Does anyone know of any places we can go?
This should point you in the right direction......this isn't a hobby of mine, so I'm not sure whether or not it's the most current.

Rockhound clubs and organizations. (http://www.goldminershq.com/CLUBS/ROCK6.HTM - broken link)

Tularosa Basin Rock Hounds
2300 23rd st.(1st Christian Church)
Alamogordo, NM (meeting place only)
Ph: 1-575-585-0021
E-Mail: tularosabasinrockhounds@yahoo.com
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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There's actually a "ROCKHOUND STATE PARK" just south of Deming, NM.

The JARILLA MOUNTAINS at nearby Oro Grande, NM (30 miles south of Alamogordo) are a good area to find certain gemstones as well as ore samples.

This web page shows some fine examples of surface finds in the Jarillas.



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Old 11-10-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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Default rockhounds

thank you both very much!
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Mesa, AZ
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You might even try up around Ruidoso and you can also stop in at the Downs (horseracing) and have lunch at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, absolutely beautiful
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I love Rockhound state park. You can take 15 pounds of rock per person and it's a beautiful area.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:52 PM
 
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Marble Canyon
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