“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural ResourcesNotable Places.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deming NM 88030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Ann Deming Crocker (approx. 9.9 miles away); A Silver Spike was Driven (approx. 9.9 miles away); 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˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deming.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 1, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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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Mar. 4, 2021