February 2012

Rock Hounding in Sierra County..Adventures by Jack

At the Alpine, Texas rock and gem show, at which I was a dealer, a customer named Paul who lived in Truth or Consequences (TorC) told me about several spots east of the Rio Grande across from TorC. He had found moonstones at one spot, and a fluorite mine at another. He had also found a mountain lion at the fluorite mine, so I had bought a 12 gauge shotgun to take with me just in case. Normally, I would check out the Gem Trails of New Mexico spots near by, and there are several, but time was short and I did not.

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This is our first time at Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort and it an absolutely fabulous and enjoyable place to enjoy the winter season. The managers and camp hosts are outstanding and the interaction and socializing with the other guests further adds to the enjoyment.

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