- Jun 10, 2006
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Charles, we ARE going to Las Cruces, NM in a few weeks !!! Rock Hound ST Park is on my list ! We are driving, so another stop is Arkansas for large quartz crystals.Looks cool; you should go to sw New Mexico, eastern Arizona area. My mother lives in deming nm and very near there is 'rock hound state park'. The whole area was volcanic so lots of interesting things all over. I went out one Saturday with the local rock hound club, lot of fun
LOVE that stone ! I doubt I'll ever get that direction to collect though.
Megacharcorondon shark tooth hunting for meNice finds. And thanks for the location tips.
My wife and I have had the gems(that we mined ourselves) turned into jewelry, a bracelet for me and she got necklace and earrings.
I honestly prefer fossils. When we bought the pallets of rocks to construct waterfall/stream in back yard, one of the rocks was clearly unique.
So I set it aside. Later realized I had five eggs. Slightly smaller than chicken.
I have another piece that I cherish, got a fossilized head of something. It is about the size of my fist. The teeth are the coolest.
I only got to Herkimer once, it was mid afternoon so only had about 1.5-2 hr before the mine closed. Didn't get a chance to go to the pit where the larger crystal's are found, but found 5-6 small ones. Love the fact that they are doubly terminated.I recommend 'Herkimer Diamonds' (quartz) from Herkimer, NY