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The Kelly Mine In Magdalena, New Mexico

Magdalena, New Mexico. Known for┬áSmithsonite, a zinc ore. Beautiful country all around. A proud rock shop owner known simply as Otero, displays his rough material and his cabs, the findings made by a native woman silversmith. To know more about … Continue reading

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From Rough to Refined

Gold prospectors should be open to collecting other things besides that shiny yellow metal. Are their gemstones at your feet? My┬ásecond Rock&Gem article was on chalcedony. (internal link). I focused on the Gemfield Gem claims outside of Goldfield, Nevada. To … Continue reading

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