List of National Natural Landmarks in New Mexico facts for kids

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From List of National Natural Landmarks, these are the National Natural Landmarks in New Mexico. There are 12 in total.

Name Image Date Location County Ownership Description
1 Border Hills Structural Zone 01980 1980 Lincoln federal (Bureau of Land Management) A rare example of wrench faulting outside the Pacific Coast region.
2 Bitter Lake Group 01980 1980 Chaves federal (Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge) Saline artesian lakes that provide habitat for the only inland occurrence of a marine alga and two rare fish species.
3 Bueyeros Shortgrass Plains 01980 1980 Harding private An example of the blue grama-buffalograss prairie of the Great Plains.
4 Fort Stanton Cave 01980 1980 Lincoln federal (Fort Stanton – Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area) Cave containing distinctive examples of selenite needles, starbursts, and velvet flowstone.
5 Grants Lava Flow 01969 1969 Valencia federal (El Malpais National Conservation Area) & native (Acoma Pueblo) One of the best examples of recent extrusive volcanism.
6 Ghost Ranch Ghost Ranch redrock cliffs, clouds.jpg 01975 1975 Rio Arriba private Fossil site where well-preserved Coelophysis skeletons were found.
7 Kilbourne Hole Kilbourne Hole 01975 1975 Doña Ana federal (Bureau of Land Management) An example of an uncommon volcanic feature known as a maar.
8 Mathers Research Natural Area 01980 1980 Chaves federal (Bureau of Land Management) The best example of a shinnery oak-sand prairie community in the southern Great Plains.
9 Mescalero Sands South Dune 01982 1982 Chaves federal (Bureau of Land Management) The best example of an active sand dune system in the southern Great Plains.
10 Ship Rock Ship Rock 01975 1975 San Juan native (Navajo Nation) An outstanding example of an exposed volcanic neck accompanied by radiating dikes.
11 Torgac Cave 01974 1974 Lincoln federal (Bureau of Land Management) Cave with distinctive branching stalactites and helictites, the type site of Torgac-type helictites.
12 Valles Caldera Valle Grande dome 01975 1975 Rio Arriba, Sandoval federal (Valles Caldera National Preserve) One of the largest calderas in the world.

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