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Mama's Minerals, Albuquerque

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Truly from Mother Earth to You, Mama's Minerals has grown into the Southwest's largest Bead & Rock Shop, & the supply source for artists, prospectors, crystal healers, & kids who love rocks. Right off I-40 at Rio Grande, Mama's is an easy stop on your way home from work or while out in the Museum district.

Home décor: Onxy plates & bowls, lamps, 500 million year old fossil plaques. Gemstone jewelry, turquoise, & SW books

Kids Corner: geode cracking, the rock that floats, books & hands on geology, jewelry making, field trips & birthday parties

Beading heaven at Mama's with an extensive selection of semiprecious stone beads, sterling, gold fill, books & classes. At the Beading Bar, sit & create with staff guidance & all supplies. Beading Happy Hour Fridays 4-7pm: Buy 2 strands get the 3rd free of equal or lesser value.

See how rocks are polished & spheres made in the Lapidary. DIY with metal detectors, gold pans, tumblers, uv lamps, & how to books.

Rocks glow under fluorescent light next to lit lamps of halite, selenite & carved angels.

The heavens are present with meteorites & tektites, watches & jewelry, Moon & Mars rocks. Pendulums, massage wands, crystals, books & classes on the healing properties of stones, chakras, & more.
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  • This is a huge rock store, also selling beads and findings. Interesting to walk around the store and see the different rocks, most are for sale. Plenty of parking available  more »
  • I enjoy going to Mama’s Minerals. They store is large and well organized. I love learning more about rocks and crystals and come home with something new every time.  more »
  • Love Mama's minerals. If you are thinking of getting into beading or looking for very cool raw, tumbled or carved pieces, then come here. I've been coming here since they were at their previous location and they've only gotten better since then!
  • This is a lovely rock shop with some jaw dropping pieces on display. The smaller pieces were priced higher than I've seen at gift shops which surprised me. We didn't make any purchases on the day of our visit, but we do plan to return.

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