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Mama's Minerals, Albuquerque

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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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  • 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 »
  • There is something for every budget here. Beautiful pieces and lots of beading supplies. The staff are friendly and helpful.  more »
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  • A great gem and fossil store. I have been coming here for years. I get the best selection of turquoise, coral and other beads here. My children love the fossil displays and learning about rocks. Great variety of silver beads and findings. I took a beading class here. It was fun and informative of things to look at when doing a project.
  • Great selection. Prices are pretty good. Likely the best in the area. Pieces were unique. The staff was great, knowledgeable and friendly. I live in San Diego but when I return to New Mexico I will also come back here.

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