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Socorro in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Museum

 
 
New Mexico Mineral Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, August 16, 2010
1. New Mexico Mineral Museum Marker
Inscription. Based on personal collection willed to the New Mexico School of Mines by C.T. Brown in 1928, this museum displays thousands of mineral specimens from around the world with special emphasis on minerals found in New Mexico. Highlights include smithsonite from Kelly (Magdalena District), linarite from Bingham, Grants District uranium, Carlsbad potash, Silver City copper, Harding pegmatite minerals, and numerous fossils.
 
Location. 34° 4.011′ N, 106° 54.469′ W. Marker is in Socorro, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker can be reached from Olive Lane near Canyon Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Socorro NM 87801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Mexico Tech (approx. mile away); For Southern Independence (approx. 0.4 miles away); Socorro (approx. one mile away); Jumbo (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Garcia Opera House (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Socorro (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sabino y Lemitar (approx. 6.3 miles away); Magdalena Fault (approx. 10.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Socorro.
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Museum and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, August 16, 2010
2. New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Museum and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 666 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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