Round Mountain Rockhound Area

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Round Mountain Rockhound Area

Arizona

(928) 348-4400

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Things To Do

   

Overview

If rockhounding is your forte, Round Mountain Rockhound Area is the place for you. Located in Arizona, right along the New Mexico border Round Mountain Rockhound Area is loaded with beautiful fire agate. Agate, probably the most common and variable gemstone, is a variety of silica formed by volcanic activity. A multitude of shapes and colors are caused by mineral impurities in the silica. It is these impurities which make the fire agate distinctive. Fire agate is considered a gemstone because of the play of colors beneath its surface that is formed much as a pearl is formed in the oyster.

Map of Round Mountain Rockhound Area

Latitude, Longitude: 35.424029, -112.722302

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Activities

  • Hiking

    Hiking is available.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is permitted. Please use firearms safely.

Directions

Driving

From Highway 70 east of Safford approximately 50 miles, travel into New Mexico to just beyond milepost 5. Take the dirt access road on your right for 12 miles, following the signs to the Rockhound Area.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(928) 348-4400

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