Rockhound State Park

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Rockhound State Park
Map showing the location of Rockhound State Park
Map showing the location of Rockhound State Park
Location of Rockhound State Park in New Mexico
LocationLuna, New Mexico, United States
Coordinates32°11′13″N 107°36′37″W / 32.18694°N 107.61028°W / 32.18694; -107.61028Coordinates: 32°11′13″N 107°36′37″W / 32.18694°N 107.61028°W / 32.18694; -107.61028
Area1,100 acres (4.5 km2)
Elevation4,500 ft (1,400 m)
Established1965
Governing bodyNew Mexico State Parks Division

Rockhound State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, located 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Deming.[1] It is named for the abundance of minerals in the area, and visitors can search for quartz crystals, geodes, jasper, perlite, and many other minerals. The park is located in the Little Florida Mountains, a range of low mountains that have become sky islands due to the arid desert between the peaks.

Panorama of most of the park, looking north in late afternoon

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Mexico State Parks Division. "Rockhound State Park". New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.

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