Jack’s Rock Blog

Showroom Video!

We have so much material in our showroom here at the shop that lots of it never makes it onto the website. There are so many beautiful pieces that we decided to post a video of the showroom on our homepage. We should have done this a long time ago. Just click on the link below to view the video. The video is 38 minutes...

Don’t Worry — Be Happy!

We have just finished adding 309 new Worry Stones to the webstore! We now have 38 varieties of Worry Stones which is, well, just crazy. These new stones cover 22 mineral varieties, and fully one/half of these are varieties that we have never had before. It took loading almost 2,000 photographs to do these Worry Stones...

New Tucson Tumbled Stones and More

Hi everyone. It has been quite some time since I have added to this blog because we have been very busy at the shop. I made it to Tucson again with Derek and we had a week of crazy hectic shopping. We brought home some amazing stones, and have just added some of the new Tumbled Stones to the website. Pietersite Since the...

54 New Palm Stones with Videos!

We have just added four varieties of Palm Stones, all of which have tremendous shimmer, flash, or chatoyance. Because of the amazing visual characteristics of the stones, we have included a video of every single one. The stones are: Larvikite We had never seen Larvikite Palm Stones until Tucson 2018. Larvikite is a...

Beautiful New Palm Stones

Well, Derek took me to Tucson again this winter and we came home with some amazing mineral specimens. I am still sorting and processing these, but Kathi and I did finally find the time to put up some wonderful stones that we acquired in Denver last year. The new additions cover five varieties of simply beautiful Palm...

700 New Tumbled Stone Selections

We have just added 700 new Tumbled Stone items to the store! The new selections cover 65 varieties of minerals, including 19 varieties of Tumbled that we are able to offer for the very first time. Adding Tumbled Stones to the website is, by far, the most difficult and time-consuming task we have in terms of stocking the...

Tucson 2017 Additions

My 2017 Tucson trip yielded some of the best finds in several years! We have just added about 250 stones from the show, which is really only a small portion of the material that came home to Boulder. I had two items at the top of my wish list, and was thrilled to come home with both. Number 1 was Pietersite Palm Stones...

Back from Tucson

Derek and I survived the Tucson battle! We had six days of shopping from early morning to early evening, and came home with lots and lots of new treasures. Among the new arrivals are: AA grade Blue Lace Agate Palm Stones. For the first time in about 8 years, we found beautiful BLA stones. These are a little smaller than...

Tucson Show is Coming

Well, it is almost that time again. I will be headed to Tucson in three weeks to buy at the biggest rock, mineral, gem and jewelry show in the world. If you are not familiar with the event, you might enjoy the Tucson Photo Essay that we have on our website. I think that we are the only people who have ever presented such...