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Fox Cave New Mexico

Fox Cave New Mexico Glencoe New Mexico 1 897 likes · 54 talking about this · 1 060 were here Authentic Hole In the wall Former Hide Out for Billy the Kid Gem Mine Curio Shop www foxcavenm com
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High Desert Gems Minerals has quality gem mines for sale

High Desert Gems Minerals has quality gem mines for sale in Nevada and Oregon including Oregon Sunstone VARISCITE CLAIM Beautiful nugget turquoise mine in Nevada 10 000 Blue green turquoise nuggets exposed in the old cuts on mountain side
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State Gem Maggie Toulouse Oliver

Turquoise set in silver by numerous silversmiths is a big industry in New Mexico and beautiful and authentic pieces may be purchased on reservations or at fashionable stores throughout the United States The State Legislature adopted the turquoise as the State Gem on March 23 1967
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Mineral Gallery The Minerals of Mexico

Another garnet gem found in Mexico is andradite and forms iridescent green gemstones Another green gem is olivine and it is mined in the Chavira peridot olivine mines in Chihuahua The famous apatite crystals pictured above from Cerro Mercado a productive iron mine are prized for their clarity
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Rockhounding in New Mexico

 · Rockhounds who stop off in New Mexico are bound to be mystified by the sheer array of minerals available to the dedicated collector Most states might have a dozen or so publicly available areas to take a look around and find something new but quality mineral guides to New Mexico often number in the hundreds of unique spots Let s take a look at just a few of the best that you ll be able
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Gemstone Mining in the United States

In 2014 about 250 gemstone mines were operating in the United States They employed between 1 200 and 1 500 people A significant amount of additional gemstone mining in the United States is done by rockhounds amateurs who search for rocks minerals gemstones and fossils as a hobby Many of them do their rockhounding on public land areas
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near Silver City New Mexico

During the heyday of this mining from the 1880s through the 1950s these areas were some of the richest mining areas in the West Grant County with its county seat in Silver City lies at the heart of this vast mineralized area and is New Mexico s richest mineral producing county
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FAQ Rocks Minerals

Two books Gem Trails of New Mexico by James R Mitchell and New Mexico Rockhounding A Guide to Minerals Gemstones and Fossils by Stephen M Voynick provide fairly up to date information about mineral collecting in New Mexico The book Minerals of New Mexico by Stuart Northrup gives a comprehensive list of mineral occurrences in the state
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Rockhounding New Mexico Gator Rocks

Stephen M Voynick New Mexico Rockhounding A Guide to Minerals Gemstones Fossils 2009 Barry S Kues The Paleontology of New Mexico 2008 Barry S Kues Fossils of New Mexico 1982 Ronald Paul Ratkevich Neal La Fon Field Guide to New Mexico Fossils 1978
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Fee Mining and Digging for Gems Minerals Gold Crystals

New Mexico is a very popular state to search for a variety of rocks minerals and gemstones There are an abundance of different types that can be dug here some of which are quite valuable Below are a few of the most highly desired minerals that you can find in the state of New Mexico
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New Mexico Rockhounding A Guide to Minerals Gemstones

New Mexico ranks among the best mineral and fossil collecting regions in the nation and is a destination for rockhounds the world over This county by county guide describes where to go and what you ll find at more than 150 mineral rock gemstone or fossil collecting sites in the Land of Enchantment
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On the Turquoise Trail

On the Turquoise Trail Mined for more than a 1 000 years in New Mexico turquoise still casts an azure spell over those who seek out the secrets along the gemstone s historic trail by Amanda Kooser photos by Inga Hendrickson
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Gem Mine in New Mexico Innsbrook Condos

 · Fox Cave Gem Mine in Ruidoso New Mexico Posted June 11 2014 by innsbrook condos admin Fox Cave Gem Mine is only one of the adventures that the Ruidoso New Mexico area offers Ideal for families but a great day out for visitors of any age the Fox Cave Gem Mine is located just east of Ruidoso Downs in Glencoe
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Gemstone Hunting in New Jersey Our Pastimes

The nearby Watchung Mountains hosted some very early copper mines and this area also offers finds of copper containing gemstones such as malachite Crystalline Iron Iron was a major mineral in New Jersey s development from the earliest colonial days and the gemstone forms of hematite marcasite and pyrite are still to be found in several old
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Mining Museums and Tours

Free Admission Open 10am 5 30 daily From the Hope Diamond to the walk through mine funded by members of National Mining Association experience the finest gem and mineral collection and interactive educational exhibits West Virginia Exhibition Coal Mine New River Park Beckley WV 304 256 1747 Tours 10am 5 30pm
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Places to Dig for Gems Sciencing

If you are hunting for rare gems in the Southwest go digging at the Blanchard claims Desert Rose mine in the Hansonburg Mining district The site is in Bingham New Mexico and the Blanchards also offer guided mining tours throughout the area
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New Mexico

Mine Registration and Reporting Program registers all mines annually collects data on active mining operations and provides statistical information on New Mexico s mining industry Mining Act Reclamation Program Hard Rock Mining regulates inspects and enforces on all hard rock or mineral mines from beryllium to zeolite excluding
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Rabb Canyon Moonstone Pegmatites Gemstone Mine Near San

The Rabb Canyon Moonstone Pegmatites Gemstone Mine is near San Lorenzo New Mexico Historically the site has been associated with the Carpenter Mining District which is now part of the Gila National Forest The site was first discovered in 1925
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Gold Panning Trips in New Mexico

 · New Mexico makes a fun destination if you ve got a serious case of gold fever The state ranks 12th in the country for gold production with more than 2 25 million troy ounces of the precious
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Top Spots For Gem Hunting In The US II

Top Spots in the United States where you can pan for gold and find gemstones finding gems is worth a vacation Consider taking a vacation to one of these geologically rich destinations and you might just find enough gemstones or precious metals to pay for the trip because you can keep everything you find
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Earth Matters Gemstones of New Mexico

to make New Mexican gem mining only a small scale affair Most deposits in our state are found and developed by mineral collectors or weekend gem hunters Gemstone Deposits of New Mexico Gemstones form in a wide variety of environments from the earth s partially molten mantle to the earth s surface through alteration of volcanic
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Texas New Mexico Places Where Can You Go to Dig for

This mine is located about three miles west of Bingham along Highway 380 next to the Blanchard Rock Shop in Bingham New Mexico If you love collecting high quality minerals then this is one of the best pay to dig mines that you can visit You can collect great tabular barite crystals and cubic fluorite specimens and galena crystals among other great stones
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Mines in Texas New Mexico Mines Where You Can Dig

New Mexico is a popular state for searching for a range of rocks minerals and gems There is an array of numerous styles that can be mined here some of which are pretty good Few of the most highly desired minerals that you can find in the state of New Mexico Turquoise Opal Amethyst Jasper Red Beryl Peridot Azurite Public Gem Mines
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Mapping the gemstone mining hotspots

 · For every 150 000 gem quality diamonds found only one crystal of red beryl is found It is mined exclusively in the Wah Wah Mountains of Beaver County Utah US where only stones above a carat are found although smaller crystals can be found in New Mexico and Mexico
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Gem Hunting Where to Find Gemstones in the US

 · 5 Turquoise – Nevada Arizona New Mexico Next on our list of where to find gemstones in the US is the gorgeous turquoise The birthstone of December is so unique that it actually had a well known color named after it Turquoise can be mined in America in States such as Nevada Arizona or New Mexico
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New Mexico Turquoise Mines

Enchantment Mines The mine discovered in 1996 by a gold miner while prospecting is named the Lost Mine of Enchantment It is located in a mining district near the town of Ruidoso in the Sacramento Mountains of southeastern New Mexico
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Find Gold And Gems In New Mexico Part 1

 · Find Gold And Gems In New Mexico In part one we discuss the localities of the gems in this state Having once lived in this region I had no idea that there was so many cool things to look for
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FindingRocks com

New Mexico Albuquerque Rio Puerco area Red Moss agate Artesia Chalk Bluff Road Pecos Diamonds Bingham Blanchard Mine 13 collector specimens Desert Rose Mine 47 collector specimens from same city 47 collector specimens from nearby locations Cabezon Rio
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Public Gem Collecting Mines in Texas New Mexico

Public Gem Mines in Texas New Mexico Both Texas and New Mexico have a nice variety of mineral specimens that can be found including fluorite quartz opals barite agates chalcedony and more Texas in particular has a nice variety of fossil specimens that you can also find
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New Mexico State Gemstone New Mexico Gem Turquoise

Turquoise New Mexico State Gemstone or Gem The name turquoise may have come from the word Turquie French for Turkey because of the early belief that the mineral came from that country the turquoise most likely came from Alimersai Mountain in Persia now Iran or the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt two of the world s oldest known turquoise mining areas
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Turquoise

Turquoise is an opaque blue to green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium with the chemical formula Cu Al 6 PO 4 4 8 ·4H 2 O It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue Like most other opaque gems turquoise has been devalued by the introduction onto the market of
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Gem Hunting Go Jewel Prospecting at These Parks and Mines

 · In 2014 David Anderson found a 6 19 carat white diamond in a field in Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas The gemstone is Anderson s to keep or sell just like more than 400 other diamonds he s found there The site is one of many across the U S where for a small entry fee you can hunt for valuable gems to sell
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Gem hunting

 · Rockhound State Park Gem hunting See 104 traveler reviews 74 candid photos and great deals for New Mexico at Tripadvisor
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How to Prospect for Gems in Connecticut Our Pastimes

Although the mine may be fully explored and shut down the area around the mine may be rich in gemstones and minerals Break rocks using a hammer to look at the inside of the rocks as you search for vein characteristics The Hunt for Gems and John Betts Fine Minerals websites include a few gemstone hunting locations and quarries in Connecticut
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List of U S state minerals rocks stones and gemstones

California in 1965 became the first state to name an official state rock A 2010 effort led by State Senator Gloria J Romero a Democrat from Los Angeles sought to remove serpentine from its perch as the state s official stone Organizations such as the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization have supported the move as the olive green rock is a source of chrysotile a form of asbestos that
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KI Beads New Mexico s Largest Gem Supplier Kameyab

We are New Mexico s largest gems and beads supplier with over 100 000 different kinds of semi precious gems beads and cabochons from the best mines in countries throughout the world We offer exquisite quality at the most reasonable prices
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Mine For Gems And Rocks At Earthdance In Massachusetts

Once you re done collecting your gems and minerals check out some of the awesome programming Earthdance offers such as arts nights dance classes and barefoot discos Earthdance is located at 252 Prospect Street Plainfield Mass
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Top Spots For Gem Hunting In The US

At the time these mines were surveyed 715 mines in New Mexico were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop shallow pit or isolated drill hole known as an occurance mine 1 New Mexico has 647 prospect mines 2 1 925 mines were in production at
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Mines Mineral Properties and Mining Claims For Sale

Mines and Claims For Sale Lease or Joint Venture Commodities Baryte Cadmium Chromite Clay Cobalt Copper Dolomite Fluorite Gemstone Gold Granite Gravel Iridium Iron Iron Oxide Lead Magnesium Magnetite Micronutrient Fertilizer Molybdenum Nickel Niobium Opal Palladium Platinum Platinum Group Pyrite Quartz Quartzite Rare Earth Sand Silver Tin
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New Mexico Gold and Gems Maps

Side 2 Placer Deposits New Mexico Epithermal Vein Deposits Map 2 Side 1 Gold and Gems NE Section Side 2 Great Plains Margin Deposits Map 3 Side 1 Gold and Gems SW Section Side 2 Text Map 4 Side 1 Gold and Gems SE Section Side 2 Placer Deposits New Mexico 1970 Map 5 Side 1 Post Route Map 1902 with Mining Districts
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30 Amazing Hidden Gems of New Mexico

30 Amazing Hidden Gems of New Mexico New Mexico is located in the southwestern part of the United States of America and is regarded as one of the mountain states Officially dubbed as the Land of Enchantment New Mexico has been known to exist for a long time though it only earned its official recognition as a state in 1912
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Find Gold And Gems In New Mexico part 2

 · Find Gold And Gems In New Mexico part 2 Support us at our store www hardluckstore com In part two we discuss the localities of the gold in this state Having once lived in this region I had no
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Rockhounding In New Mexico Complete Guide

The New Mexico Bureau Of Geology And Mineral Resources is a great resource you can use as a jumping off point if planning a trip to collect fossils in New Mexico Peridot Peridot the gem quality designation of the mineral Olivine can form beautiful translucent green olive gems that lend themselves well to faceting and jewelry
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Road Trip For True Rockhounds

 · Our friends at Mama s Minerals with two stores in Santa Fe and one in Albuquerque created this rollicking Enchanted 8 Road Trip of their own Road Trip For True Rockhounds a quest comprised of museums fossil sites mines state parks and more for those with a thirst for geology in New Mexico We recommend pairing it with The Enchanted 8 Road Trip For True Adventure Seekers
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Rocks gems and minerals you may find in the desert

These sample came from New Mexico but can be found all over in the desert southwest These sample photos were given to us by Betty Reid Martin The top photo is what is considered banded agate There are a lot of different color variations associated with agate We ve found many pieces of green agate in the desert north of Wellton AZ
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Rockhound Digs

There are still many gem treasures to be found you just have to do a little reading some research in your area and start digging With each outing you will become a better prospector
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You ll Never Forget A Trip Through This Old Gem Mine In

 · You ll Never Forget A Trip Through This Old Gem Mine In Maine Maine is rich in history heritage and fun But did you know that it s also mineral rich Maine is one of the best places in New England to search for gems and minerals
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Top 10 Treasure

Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine provides a covered flume line for treasure hunters to sift through sediment and find all kinds of precious stones This mine is a one stop shop for not just aquamarine but garnet moonstones rubies and more
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