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Mama has alot of rocks here

This is a huge rock store, also selling beads and findings. Interesting to walk around the store... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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I enjoy going to Mama’s Minerals. They store is large and well organized. I love learning more... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
Lubbock, Texas
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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
800 20th St NW, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87104-2097
+1 505-266-8443
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large store with a lot of beginner minerals, tons of beads and jewelry making items, very few fossils. Staff were not very knowledgeable about specimens. Disappointed. Southwestern Minerals is much better and they know details about their inventory.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WillBurksII
Reviewed March 9, 2019

There is something for every budget here. Beautiful pieces and lots of beading supplies. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank edal2012
Reviewed March 6, 2019

You would be hard put to find more minerals than what you find in Mama's Minerals. They are located in a large building and stock is organized well. Also great place for people interested in making jewelry--lots of supplies.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bdelafield
Reviewed October 18, 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 October 15, 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 July 8, 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 June 4, 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 May 13, 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 May 15, 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

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