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

Rockhound State Park

 
 
Rockhound State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, April 8, 2012
1. Rockhound State Park Marker
Inscription. Located on the rugged slopes of the Florida Mountains, this is one of the most unusual parks in the nation. Here "rockhounds" are encouraged to take home samples (up to 15 pounds) of rocks and minerals. The park also offers camping and picnicking facilities, hiking trails and a playground
 
Location. 32° 11.121′ N, 107° 36.808′ W. Marker is in Deming, New Mexico, in Luna County. Marker is on Stirrup Road SE, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deming NM 88030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pearl Harbor Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 10.1 miles away); Deming Armory (approx. 10.1 miles away); Seamon Field House (approx. 10.1 miles away); Deming (approx. 11 miles away); Cathay Williams (approx. 12.5 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 40 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of the marker and its surroundings. • Photos showing examples of rocks. • Can you help?
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