OUR STORE HOURS: Regular Hours: Sundays and Wednesdays and Thursdays 11 am - 4 pm and Fridays, and Saturdays 10am -5pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Gary's Rock Shop was founded in 1992 by Gary Krause. In June 2015, long time employee, Stacie Anthony purchased the business from the Krauses as Gary was ready for retirement.
Stacie Anthony is not only familiar with the lapidary arts, but is also an accomplished silversmith and artist. You can see a collection of her symbolic nature jewelry and art/reproductions available in the shop.
Stacie does some collecting locally and throughout the United States with her family, and sometimes even joined by the Krauses, but most of our product comes from national and world wide wholesalers. These are the same trusted vendors that we have done business with since the creation of Gary's Rock Shop, ensuring the authenticity and ethical sourcing. We also buyout small to large collections which gives us access to some minerals and specimens that are rare and no longer available from mines or other collecting locations.
Stacie does some custom cutting and polishing in the shop, and custom jewelry design, with the entire staff creating beaded jewelry designs. The shop is a "labor of love"... a love of the mysterious natural beauty, and scientific formation of the earth: stone, crystal, mineral and fossil.
Our Mission: "Gifted Earth"
- To celebrate the earth in all her beauty by offering one of a kind natural treasures created by earth.
- To share our enthusiasm and knowledge in the earth sciences and lapidary arts.
- To serve as a reminder that the earth is a precious gift to be protected and cherished by promoting environmentalism in our educational programs and daily business practices.