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So many rocks, minerals, and fossils of every size--from small polished stones to giant geodes for... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Stephanie R
Rock, Minerals and so much more

The store was massive - with rocks on display as well as for purchase. The also had jewelery... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
tumbleweed6886
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Albuquerque's best place for Beads, Minerals, Fossils, Metal Detectors, Classes, Gold Pans, Tumblers, Jewelry, Stone Carvings, Books, and more!
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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800 20th St NW, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87104-2097
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

I was amazed as to the numbers and types of rocks and minerals that they had in the shop. I had had a question regarding the third mineral that is in granite I wanted to know the type of feldspar and asked if they had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marion W
Reviewed 15 October 2018

So many rocks, minerals, and fossils of every size--from small polished stones to giant geodes for your home or office. I spent a couple hours browsing and buying, and the staff was very kind and attentive. Also a good selection of jewelry and beads!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The store was massive - with rocks on display as well as for purchase. The also had jewelery supplies to make almost anything you wanted. They had ways in which to display your purchases as well as books and guides to rock collecting and mineral...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tumbleweed6886
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Most of the comments about this place we found to be true. A huge selection of minerals and rocks along with a wide variety of ways to show what you buy: framing, stands, clocks, statues, etc. Right next to the Hotel Chaco, this large store...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Great rocks- horrible service. When you tell a company you'd like to purchase something and they talk another customer into buying it right in front of your face. No recovery, care or empathy for an unfortunate situation.More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Katie H
Kristen J, Public Relations Manager at Mama's Minerals, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

We want you to enjoy all that Mother Earth has to offer, Katie, and we are so sorry your visit to our Albuquerque store did not live up to the great experience we strive to create for all our guests. A situation such as this...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

This was an experience. i don't know much about crystals but here they had everything - even crystals to flavor your water with relaxation, or energy. The jewlery was ok. Pretty pricey but the amount of diverse crystals and stones was mind boggling. I would...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Debbi D
Kristen J, Public Relations Manager at Mama's Minerals, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad you enjoyed browsing our large selection of products. While we do offer a large selection of high quality jewelry, we also carry a variety in all price ranges. We would love...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018

I had planned to find this place before we left home. I looked out of my window at Hotel Albuquerque and it was right next door. Spent way too much time there and money and loved every minute of it.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Billie D
Kristen J, Marketing Coordinator at Mama's Minerals, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for your review, Billie! We're so glad that you discovered the store - we love our neighbors over at Hotel Albuquerque and Hotel Chaco.

Reviewed 12 December 2017

I work in the area and just cannot express how cool this place is! Staff is so nice (especially Louisa who is so helpful!) and the selection is well priced and very unique! This is without a doubt one of my favorite shopping experiences in...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MatthewTroche10
Kristen J, Marketing Coordinator at Mama's Minerals, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Matthew!

Reviewed 22 November 2017

We recently visited Mama's Minerals based on the reviews from previous visitors. We were glad we did as the shop is large, spacious, and the displays are well done. You have room to move around, see the rocks from different angles and see many specimens...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank stancal
Kristen J, Marketing Coordinator at Mama's Minerals, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad that you not only enjoyed your visit, but that the new additions to your home made it there safely.

Reviewed 30 September 2017

Unique shop sells beads, rocks/minerals--and allows use of equipment for working with rocks/minerals. Some items high dollar--some substantially less so. Friendly staff. Lots of crystals, references to indigenous practices, etc. Walkable from Hotel Chaco and Hotel Albuquerque as well as nearby Old Town area museums....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kim H
Mamas M, Marketing Coordinator at Mama's Minerals, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you noticed our wide range of product - our goal is to have something for every interest and every budget.

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