On the surface, New Mexico is a beautiful and scenic state abundant in natural beauty. Yet, beneath the surface beauty, lies a wealth of natural minerals that is unknown to most. Many of these minerals you are probably very familiar with such as quartz and copper. However, New Mexico is also home to many more exotic minerals such as smithsonite, malachite, brochantite, spangolite, and endlichite. Many of these minerals are very elusive and hard to find for everyone but the most seasoned searchers while some are fairly common and easy to locate.
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