Rockhound State Park

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Rockhound State Park
New Mexico State Park
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Luna
Location Deming
 - elevation 4,500 ft (1,372 m)
 - coordinates 32°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
Area 1,100 acres (450 ha)
Founded 1965
Management New Mexico State Parks Division
Owner New Mexico State Land Office [1]
Location of Rockhound State Park in New Mexico

Rockhound State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, located 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Deming.[2] 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


  1. ^ "Rockhound Spring Canyon State Park Management and Development Plan" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  2. ^ New Mexico State Parks Division. "Rockhound State Park". New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. 

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