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Just arrived home from another buying adventure, and have lots of beautiful things, please drop by and see the fresh pieces.

Rhodochrosite one of the many wonderful minerals of the world, from Argentina. Please come in and see our selection of specimens, jewelry and spheres.

Happy New Year. Please let it be a more normal year than the last one. We are always putting out new items, please come by and check us out.

Something new for Christmas. It is a Quartz Bundle $98.00

Dec 11, 2020 – Jan 10, 2021

Something new for Christmas. It is a Quartz Bundle,
specially selected grouping of Quartz. The large Quartz is especially nice. What you have is Amethyst Quartz, Citrine Quartz, A Geode lined with Quartz and the 3 3/4" tall clear Quartz.

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Our panning and our store are still open. Please come on down and get those Christmas presents that you can not find anywhere else.

Mineral Panning every day 10 to 4:30. Cost is $6.00 a Pan, and you keep all the gems you find.

We are still open and keeping it safe and sanitary.
We are still putting out new specimens from our buying trip six months ago. Please come in and say howdy.


9 months ago
If you have a family member who is a rock hound and screams with joy when they see and find rocks, then this is their Disneyland. The shop has a very well stock and selection of rocks and fossils. This shop is on par with those we have see in Montana on the dinosaurs trail. Some of the items are on the high tourist priced side, but they are unique, and for those rock lovers, they can find a special rock. Make sure to check out the fossil on both sides of the display when you first walk in. Also, there are some great affordable round rocks in the left corner from the main door that make for great addition to any collection.
- Adam C
6 months ago
It's a cool shop indeed!! I am very interested in rocks, gems, gold and silver and do prospecting every weekend. It's is quite the collection. A must see for everyone of any age.
- Bob W
a month ago
What a wonderful shop in old Town San Diego. This shop has curios mainly to do with crystals and stones. However if you take a longer look you find old coi s and other antique things for sale all at a price that won't break the bank. Which for old town is a pleasant surprise.
- Randy W

Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, Jewelry

  We are a third generation business, with over forty years of experience. We started as a small gift shop but as time went by we took a very serious route to be the best mineral and fossil shop that a customer has ever been in. Our customer service, knowledgeable employees and attention to detail in sending home information with every purchase, are just an example of what we try to provide. With Minerals and Fossils from around the world, Jewelry we manufacture and Gemstones we have cut especially for us, we are confident that you can find what you are looking for as you walk through our store that has many artifacts that make you believe you are in a Museum.
Please visit for five minutes or stay and hour, we feel it will be something that makes you feel that you want to visit again the next time you come to Old Town.
Pat Dugan

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State Historic Park
2616 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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