Monday, March 21, 2011

Rockhound State Park

Attention all rockhounds:
The New Mexico State Parks Division (NMSPD) has proposed to disallow rockhounding in Rockhound State Park near Deming, New Mexico.   Rockhound State Park is best known for its fantastic thundereggs, some with multicolored agate in addition to well-formed quartz crystals.  Also scattered about the park are rocks and minerals of volcanic and hydrothermal origin; including quartz, chalcedony, agate, common opal and banded and brecciated rhyolite. The 1,100 acre park was established in 1966 as the first in the United States that allowed collecting of rocks and minerals for personal use. 

Check out the new proposed Management Plan .   Comments on the proposal must be received by April 18, 2011.  


  1. Sheesh, it is after all called ROCKHOUND State Park. What, are they going to change the name too?

  2. How about calling it "If It's Not Forbidden It's Mandatory" State Park? This way it will reflect the current mindset of the poli-tricksters that forgot who elected them.