mateur geology ..by any other name, and as we've witnessed dozens and dozens of hikers, backpackers and walkers here ..bend over to pick up a rock to keep!
Here in New Mexico, the home to ..possibly the world's only actual park dedicated to the hobby of Rockhounding ..Rockhound State Park
outside of Deming in the South of the State off US10.
Indeed, New Mexico is a true mecca for amateur geologists and real geologists alike! Our Featured Photographer 2010 & 2011 ..Kirt Kempter
is the State Geologist ..and his specialty is here in North Central; The Piedre Lumbre, but has explored the State North, South, East & West as a vocation!
Furthermore ..we're privileged to have, as sponsor, Spanish Stirrup Rock Shop ..located just outside of Rockhound State Park. They have one of the unique and largest collections in the Southwest.
Stirrup Rock Shop is a family owned rock shop specializing in agates
from the surrounding area. This area clearly has one of the most
rewarding and diverse assemblages of collectible rocks, minerals and
gemstones found anywhere in North America.
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Painting By Featured Artist MJAckley "Sunset Behind Fall Tree II"