Uniquely New Mexican, this curated set of "thumbnail" specimens includes 9 of the classic, highly prized minerals that New Mexico is known for. Each specimen is mounted inside a square (1 1/4" wide x 1 3/8" tall) Perky box. This makes a fabulous gift available only at Taos Rockers.
This collection includes:
Albite on Orthoclase – Organ Mountains, Dona Ana County
Fluorite (cleaved octahedron) – Blanchard mine, Socorro County
Linarite on Galena - Blanchard mine, Socorro County
Native Copper – Chino mine, Grant County
Native Silver – Alhambra mine, Grant County
Quartz var Amethyst – Mule Creek area, Catron County
Quartz var Smoky – Sierra Blanca, Lincoln County
Smithsonite – Kelly mine, Socorro County
Staurolite with Garnet – Hondo Canyon, Taos County
If you would like to pick this item up at our store front, please select "pick up" during checkout.
(for Mineral and Fossil Specimens)
fits in standard micromount box; needs microscope to see crystals
1/16" to 1-1/8"
fits in standard 1.25" Perky box
1-1/8" to 2.5"
too large to fit in standard 1.25" Perky box
2.5" to 4"
smaller than apple; if rock or ore sample use "Hand Specimen"
4" to 6"
larger than apple smaller than grapefruit
Extra Large Cabinet
aka Museum Specimen; larger than grapefruit but able to pickup
If your delicate specimen is over 70lbs we will refer you to our local Crating company for safer freight shipping!
*At customer expense.