List of National Natural Landmarks in New Mexico

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From List of National Natural Landmarks, these are the National Natural Landmarks in New Mexico. There are 12 in total.

Name Image Date Location County Description
1 Border Hills Structural Zone 1980 Lincoln A rare example of wrench faulting outside the Pacific Coast region.
2 Bitter Lake Group 1980 Chaves Saline artesian lakes that provide habitat for the only inland occurrence of a marine alga and two rare fish species.
3 Bueyeros Shortgrass Plains 1980 Harding An example of the blue grama-buffalograss prairie of the Great Plains.
4 Fort Stanton Cave 1980 Lincoln Cave containing distinctive examples of selenite needles, starbursts, and velvet flowstone.
5 Grants Lava Flow 1969 Valencia One of the best examples of recent extrusive volcanism.
6 Ghost Ranch Ghost Ranch redrock cliffs, clouds.jpg 1975 Rio Arriba Fossil site where well-preserved Coelophysis skeletons were found.
7 Kilbourne Hole Kilbourne Hole 1975 Doña Ana An example of an uncommon volcanic feature known as a maar.
8 Mathers Research Natural Area 1980 Chaves The best example of a shinnery oak-sand prairie community in the southern Great Plains.
9 Mescalero Sands South Dune 1982 Chaves The best example of an active sand dune system in the southern Great Plains.
10 Ship Rock Ship Rock 1975 San Juan An outstanding example of an exposed volcanic neck accompanied by radiating dikes.
11 Torgac Cave 1974 Lincoln Cave with distinctive branching stalactites and helictites, the type site of Torgac-type helictites.
12 Valles Caldera Valle Grande dome 1975 Rio Arriba, Sandoval One of the largest calderas in the world.