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Rocks

Rocks have been used by mankind throughout history. In geology, rock is a naturally occurring composite of one or more minerals or mineraloids.

One of our most popular Science On Wheels programs is our geology class featuring many local rocks.

New Mexico has amazing rocks!

Our rock museum has specimens of

  • calcite from Dixon
  • agate from Abiquiu
  • basalt from Albuquerque
  • scoria from Santa Fe
  • fossiliferous limestone from the Jemez Mountains

It has been a fun, if heavy, program to share with students. As always, our meteorites and our gastroliths were major stars of the show.