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Southwestern New Mexico Sights

Mineralogical Museum

  • 801 Leroy Pl. Map It
  • Socorro

Fodor's Review

More than 2,000 mineral specimens are on display at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources' Mineralogical Museum, among them samples from the area's ore-rich mining districts of Magdalena, Santa Rita, and Tyrone. Exhibits cull from the museum's fabulous collection of more than 15,000 items, which has been called Coronado's Treasure Chest, as it contains everything the explorer wished he'd found in New Mexico but didn't. There is an excellent fluorescent minerals display, as well as mining memorabilia and some fossils. Tours can be arranged.

Sight Information

Address:

New Mexico Tech, 801 Leroy Pl., Socorro, New Mexico, 87801, United States

Map It

Phone:

575-835–5140

Website: geoinfo.nmt.edu

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 8–5, weekends 10–3.

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