Rock Shops

Below the map I have included a short review of each shop as well as a link to their website.
Or, you can click on the pin on the map and it will open a new tab at the correct place on the page…

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Rockpick Legend Co (Salt Lake City)

Website: http://www.rocks4u.com/ or http://www.erockshop.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rockpick

I have been here many times. Staff are super friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of good stuff here and most of it from Utah. The best part is the kickoff bash they hold each year where they have classes, food, a raffle, and reveal the list of field trips for the upcoming year. Come one come all! The whole front atrium of the store is a museum of priceless minerals from all over Utah.

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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Lin Ottinger’s Moab Rock Shop (Moab)

Website: http://www.moabrockshop.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoabRockShop

Lots of good stuff here. They have a back yard with even more! I like this shop because they have many specimens from this particular part of Utah that you might not be able to pick up elsewhere including dinosaur bones and petrified wood. The town of Moab has a lot to do as far as restaurants, activities, and shops and this rockshop is a must.

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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Canyon Rock Shop at Ruby’s Inn (Bryce Canyon City)

Website: http://www.rubysinn.com/old-bryce-town.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canyon-Rock-Shop-at-Rubys-Inn/226476884051312

-Note: The directions above are actually to the hotel/general store/restaurant across the street, but there is a crosswalk between the two to get to the “Old Bryce Town.”

Best petrified wood ever!!! It is fairly small as rock shops go, but they have some great stuff. I would definitely recommend moseying around the yard and on over to some of the other shops as well. Like the other shops, they have a small display case with some of the more expensive stuff at the front.

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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West Desert Collectors (Delta)

Website: I can’t find a website for this location

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Desert-Collectors/164408473584960

Large rock shop. They’ve got a good variety of minerals. In speaking with the owner, it sounds like he doesn’t go out rockhounding as much as he used to, but still receives a lot of new stuff all the time. See if he will take you to the back of the shop and show you the current stuff he is working on. When we went, he was getting ready for a rock show out in California and had some great Topaz and cabs to show us. Ask him about some of the maps he has around the Topaz mountain area.

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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The Bug House (Delta)

Website: http://thebughouse.net/ or http://www.u-digfossils.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bug-House/150966084945032

This fine family owns the claims at the U-Dig trilobite site as well as the Dugway geode beds. They run a rock shop out of one of the buildings behind their house and the actual “shop” where they work their magic is at the end of the driveway even further back. It is a small store, but there are some large bins outside with chunks and slabs for purchase by the pound. Very nice people!

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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Simple Elegance  (Orem)

Website: http://www.simpleelegancerockshop.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simple-Elegance-Rock-Shop/111240292273823

These two gentlemen custom make stainless steel lapidary cabbing machines for a great price. They also have their own Rockhounding Utah book available for purchase at their store. You will need to purchase the Benchmark Maps Utah Atlas (http://www.benchmarkmaps.com/products-page/atlases/utahroad-recreation-atlas) to accompany their guide, but they have stencils for every page of the atlas and will set it up for you once you bring it in. They also offer free rockhounding excursions right from their store (notifications of any upcoming trips are usually just handwritten on a note on the door of their shop or you can always give them a call to find out more). As far as the shop, they have great stuff in the back. I was fond of the buckets of raw fire agate and shelves of petrified wood, dino bone, and slabs of agate.

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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Braun Lapidary (Castle Dale)

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/braunlapidaryjr/ or http://braunlapidary.blogspot.com/

Facebook: No Facebook page yet

Very small store with great stuff. It is adjacent to the business where they cut the headstones for the cemetery (and rightfully so–they probably have some large rock saws in the back). They have some awesome items from around the area, but also from all over the world. Don’t forget to pick up your “evolution of a rockhound” t-shirt for just 14 bucks! These guys also do a lot of rock shows around the world so he might be able to point you in the right direction for whatever you are looking for.

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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Rock Shop at Elbow Ranch (near Marysvale Utah)

Website: I can’t find a website for this location

Facebook: No Facebook page yet

This elderly couple runs a rock shop right out of their basement at their house just Southeast of Marysvale Utah.  They have some great stuff (even quite a few fluorescing specimens if you are into that). The gentleman (sorry, I can’t remember his name) is quite knowledgeable about the Southern and Central Utah rock hounding scene.  He has lots of stories and can point you to quite a few collecting locations in that area. If you are planning on a longer stay, they have cabins available for rent on their property as there are quite a few other exciting recreational adventures to be had around that area.

Only accepts cash

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Joe’s Rock Shop (Orderville)

Website: http://www.joesrockshop.com/

Facebook: No Facebook page yet

Great selection of stuff! It is all outdoors so that makes it fun. They own a septarian claim about 15 minutes South of here that they might let you collect at if you ask. At the shop you can find a variety of septarians and petrified wood around the area and then piles of other great stuff as well. Be sure to check out the not-for-sale section on the left right as you enter through the gate as well as well as in the back yard.

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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Orderville Mine Rock Shop (Orderville)

Website: http://ordervillemine.tripod.com/

Facebook: No Facebook page yet

Very well rounded rock shop. From what I understand, the current owners are actually trying to sell this rock shop (as well as the septarian claim that goes along with it) so that they might spend more time with their family. I really enjoyed this place. They had a lot of my favorite stuff.  Of course they have stuff from around the area such as septarians and petrified wood, but they are pretty well stocked with other things as well. Check out the massive wall of necklaces and bracelets, the huge glass case full of all kinds of malachite specimens, and the cases in the room on the other side of the walkway with some of the more expensive stuff.

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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The Rock Stop (Orderville)

Website: I can’t find a website for this location

Facebook: No Facebook page yet

A rock shop inside of a rock! I think most people come here for the coffee and/or ice cream, but they actually have some great specimens. If you dig the fluorescing rocks, I would ask him to show you the small room in the back, but I’m not sure if any of that was for sale. Inside the store there is a pretty small selection so I would recommend going outside where he has additional tables and piles of stuff.

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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Fisher’s Rock Shop and Jewelry (Orderville)

Website:  I can’t find a website for this location

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fishers-Rock-Shop-Jewelry/123159094408563

Of the four rock shops in this small town, this was the one I was least impressed with. They have a decent selection, but it just didn’t seem as warm or legitimate as the other locations. They had some great cut and polished septarians and some cool fossils, but there was a lot of touristy stuff. In talking to the lady it sounds like they are owned by some larger parent company elsewhere so it kind of lacked that mom and pop small business feel. Don’t get me wrong though…you might just find your favorite thing in there!

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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Utah’s Treasures (Helper)

Website: I can’t find a website for this location

Facebook: No Facebook page yet

This location is one of the newer rock shops in Utah. They first started business over Labor Day weekend of 2014. I stopped in on a Saturday outside of their normal working hours and luckily the gentleman running the shop was dropping a few things off and said I could look around as long as I liked. He was extremely nice and told me that there is a phone number on the door you can always call if it is outside normal business hours and he can jump right on over. He just lives a few miles away from the shop. The pricing here is great and although the shop was small I still felt that there was a decent selection. Usually there are one or two things that jump out at me at each shop I go to and so my collection grows ha ha ha.

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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Larry & Vicki’s Jewelry and Rock Shop (Spanish Fork)

Wesbite: I can’t find a website for this location

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Larrys-Jewelry-Rock-Shop/142134952499942

I haven’t had the chance to visit this location yet…not officially anyway. I did go to their house, but nobody answered the door. I tried calling the phone number as well, but wasn’t able to get ahold of anyone. Maybe you will have better luck. I did see them at the rock show so I do know that they exist ha ha ha.

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Jim’s Gems and Jewelry (Orem)

Website: http://jimsgemsjewelry.com or http://stores.ebay.com/jimsgemsjewelry

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jims-Gems-Jewelry/159838374039749

Jim runs this rock shop right out of a small bedroom of his house. He has quite a variety of gems and minerals crammed into this small room/closet. Jim specializes in opals (he’s got several cases of different opals from all over the world). He’s got a good collection of spheres and small shelf specimens in the middle as well as some slabs and bigger specimens in the closet. Spread out all over his desk and in the glass cases are lots of cut and ready to be set jewelry pieces. Anything from Clay Canyon variscite to black tourmaline to red beryl. In one of the drawers under the window, he’s got a large quantity of small 2-3 piece jewel sets. Super low prices on those. Make sure to ask to see the three displays where he keeps a lot of the miscellaneous stuff. He says that is where you are most likely to find a few treasures. All in all, it was small, but very rewarding.

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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Utah Septarian Treasures (Aurora)

Website: http://www.utahseptariantreasures.com/ or https://squareup.com/market/utah-septarian-treasures

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/utahseptariantreasures/photos_stream

I haven’t had the chance to visit this location yet.

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White Winds Rock Shop (Enterprise)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Winds-Stone-Jewelry/154198026598

This shop is run out of the back room of a convenience store on main street in Enterprise Utah. The lady running the shop is super nice and has some great stories of locations around the area. I was super interested in the legend of a huge gold vein in Holt Canyon a few miles East of the shop, but that is a story for a different day. Lots of rough on the bottom shelves to sort through. I liked seeing some of the really nice pieces that were not for sale such as the big piece of Indian blanket jasper by the window and the giant piece of rose quartz over in the corner. When we went, they were moving stuff around and I got the impression there had been some recent renovations. I look forward to going back and seeing the finished work.

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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The Crystal Ray (Pleasant Grove)

Website: http://www.thecrystalray.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Crystal-Ray-117209715011966

One of the more recent shops I’ve visited. The owner is very nice and seems to do a lot of everything: counseling, writing, wire wrapping, tarot/crystal readings, etc. And he even manages to find the time to run a shop in the meantime! From what it sounded like he does go to shows and is able to bring in new stuff occasionally which is something I really like in a rock shop. There was a good variety of stuff here (and he said he has boxes of stuff in the back from the most recent show. It was a little pricey, but that might be the price to pay for it being so close to home. Plus you get someone who is knowledgeable about the whole spiritual and healing side of minerals, if that is what you are into.

Accepts cash and/or credit/debit card

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Lotus (Draper)

Website: http://www.ilovelotus.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LotusStore/

I haven’t had the chance to visit this location yet.

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Lost Trail Minerals (Cedar City)

Website: I can’t find a website for this location

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cedar-Rock-Bead-Shop-485465714840615

I haven’t had the chance to visit this location yet.

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Love the Art (Beaver)

Website: http://ltagallery.com/menu.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltagallery

I haven’t had the chance to visit this location yet.

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5 thoughts on “Rock Shops”

  1. I’m looking to buy some blue crystal rocks I seen passing on US 89. Can anyone tell me what I’m looking for? And, someone who has some. Like to landscape 1st hole with a water hazard. Fun!

  2. Larry and Vickie’s jewelry Rockh sShop, here if you come to our shop it is on the north side of the house. Most of the time Larry is at home in shop. Would like to see all of you folks some day.

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