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OUR STORE HOURS:  We are currently open with limited hours, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am -5pm.  Closed Sunday, Monday and Wednesdays temporarily. 

Stacie Anthony, owner of Garys Rock Shop in Viroqua Wisconsin

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. 

Gary and Dian Krause with Stacie Anthony, the new owner of Garys Rock Shop

 

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 and also online at wingedwomanart.com.

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 spots or 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.

 

 owner Stacie Anthony with pair of Amethyst cathedrals from Brazil

 Our Mission:  "Gifted Gaia" 

  • 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.