May/June 2016: In This Issue
Fluorite is a fascinating mineral, with astonishing variations on the cubic form and a host of colors and associations. To many European collectors, particularly the French, it was the king of minerals because of its availability in the late 1960s, when mineral collecting was beginning to become popular.
Peter K. M. Megaw
Socorro lies on the eastern fringe of the Datil-Mogollon Volcanic Field with Socorro Peak (aka “M” Mountain) towering above the town and the campus of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, better known as New Mexico Tech (NMT).