Lode Rock Shop
Yosemite is what first got me hooked on geology. In college I
studied subjects like mineralogy, stratigraphy, paleontology, and
oceanography, earning my degree in Earth Science. I've spent
many a chill Arizona desert morning rubbing elbows with other
rockhounds at the huge gem and mineral shows in Tucson and
Quartzsite. Mother Lode Rock Shop is a way to share my
enthusiasm with people who "dig" rocks, minerals and fossils as much as
customers are the number-one priority here at Mother Lode
Rock Shop. You're invited
to see and select the
exact rock, mineral, or fossil specimen you'll
receive, whether you're adding to your collection, just
or choosing a gift for that special rockhound in your life.
Unless otherwise noted, you'll
receive the exact
specimen shown in each photo, making each
purchase truly "one of a kind."
- Every order
comes with free standard
to U.S. addresses, no
minimum purchase required, no strings attached.
- I ship orders
6 days a week. (My Post Office is closed on Sunday.)
Orders are normally shipped
within one business day.
is guaranteed. If for any reason you decide not
to keep your order when it arrives,
you're welcome to return
it for a full refund—no questions asked.
tell a fascinating story—the story of
Planet Earth. What was the Earth like in the past?
How did it become the way it is
today? And how can we expect our home planet to change in the
minerals, and fossils hold the answers to those
questions. Some answers have already been discovered; others
are still buried, waiting for scientific
investigators to study clues and solve mysteries. The
story of Planet Earth truly reads like part history book, part
geology, what other field of learning is built on a foundation
that links together so many different sciences? Chemistry,
physics, biology, hydrology, soil science, climatology,
ecology, astronomy...the list goes on and on.
minerals, and fossils aren't just educational.
They're fun to collect! They look really cool! You
can create beautiful things with
them! People of all ages, all walks of life, all over the
world are drawn to rocks, minerals, and fossils, maybe
because they tell our
story, too—the story of how we got here.
So please, have a look
never seen before. Learn something new. Most
important, have fun! The selection here at Mother Lode Rock
is constantly changing (just like Planet Earth), so I hope you'll come
back and visit soon.
Proprietor, Mother Lode Rock Shop