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Casa Grande Trading Post, Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum & Petting Zoo17 Waldo St W
Cerrillos, NM 87010
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Stop in the historic village of Cerrillos and visit the 28-room Hacienda of Todd and Patricia Brown built with 65,000 adobe bricks made by hand. The gift shop has minerals from many locations including the Great Southwest. We make over 50 different products and sell our handmade silver jewelry made with the rare Cerrillos Turquoise from our mine claim "The Little Chalchihuitl" - New Mexico mining claim # 166080 . We are also mining white Variscite locally and have it made into jewelry for sale in the shop. We give Turquoise Mine tours by advance reservation only, contact Todd at (505) 438-3008. The cost is $40.00 per person; up to 4 people and we use our vehicle.The tour takes two hours and includes admission to the Mining Museum.
In the Mining Museum there are varied displays on the Cerrillos Mining District, a large collection of New Mexico minerals, diaramas, photos, bottles, relics and antiques of the area. Our motto is "Beyond these doors the past lives on".
We have a barn yard Petting Zoo containing playful goats, Coco the llama, fancy chickens and pigeons - food is available in the Gift Shop to feed the animals. Come by and visit!
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