Category Archives: Rocks and Minerals

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Exploring White Sands National Monument

Photos from exploring White Sands National Monument. Related Images:

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Carlsbad Caverns

Images from explorations of Carlsbad Caverns National Park and surrounding area.

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Gemstones: Staurolite

Named after the Greek word “Stauros” for “cross”, they are commonly known as “fairy stones” or “fairy crosses”. According to European and Christianity influenced Native American legend on the state park website, “hundreds of years […]

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