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Basin Range Volcanics Geolapidary Museum Deming

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So many stories to tell and Lots of Gems

We stopped and glad we did. Had a nice visit with the owner. He shared so much information about... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
via mobile
The real thing.

These guys are the pros and have spent a lifetime collecting these beautiful one of a kind... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Houston, Texas
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6235 Stirrup Rd SE, Deming, NM 88030-1451
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped and glad we did. Had a nice visit with the owner. He shared so much information about his gem collection. We came out with a beautiful stone and lots to check on our own. Well worth the stop.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

These guys are the pros and have spent a lifetime collecting these beautiful one of a kind specimens.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank dliwsgerg
Reviewed 19 March 2018

The owner explains geodes and there are many beauties to touch or buy. Most of the museum features moved to the Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, but this shop is educational enough for me. There is even a highly unusual sculpture that cranks and moves. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ECP-Writes
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We were going to check out the rock hound park but realized after driving all the way out there that we really weren't prepared so turned around and stopped in this museum. The owner is very knowledgeable and has the rap down pat. He probably...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Terry B
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We really found this place to be fun and entertaining.The guy that owns this is a real treat. He will tell you ll you need to know about thunder eggs and geodes. Stop here for sure, YES.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Douglas R
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We had such a wide ranging conversation with Christopher, that we never did get around to discussing his wonderful collection of geodes. The self described 'geode kid' has led a fascinating life, and is very willing to share his life lessons and self taught knowledge...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to learn a lot about rocks. The owner is a walking encyclopedia and has some beautiful pieces. He's been there a long time and the building was built just for the museum. Neat place to visit if you have the time.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Allison C
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This was a stop that was well worth the time. There's a lot of various types of rocks & gemstones for sale outside, in their rough state. If you like cutting and polishing this is for you. Venture inside for display and possibilly the purchase...More

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank Ken H
Reviewed 3 November 2015

This place has the best selection of local thunder eggs aka geodes ever seen. They have their own claim where they dig geodes out of the ground.

Date of experience: December 2014
3  Thank rockstogems
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Colorful guys totally dedicated to geode mining, processing, display and sales operate this museum slash store. We love to check out the great display. These guys are living encyclopedias on all topics geode. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Walker S
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