Gems of the West Rock Shop
- Home Decor
Mountains, Deserts & Minerals LLC
Gems of the West is more than your average rock shop, it is a treasury of unique home decor, copper, crystals, collector's items and many other ''Gems of the West'' ranging in price from $1 to $800. There's something for everyone!
We specialise in minerals and gems from the western United States, so out store represents typical finds from across the region and locally.
You will find reasonably priced minerals for kids of all ages on our “kids table” including Hematite from the high desert with a natural coating of Aluminium Phosphate giving each specimen a peacock/rainbow sheen;
We have petrified wood from Arizona, Utah and the rare black from Wyoming which is now longer available;
Our wide range of faceted gemstones in a range of shapes include pairs for ear rings as well as larger stones – deep red garnet, golden citrine, pale lemon quartz and rose quartz, smoky quartz and glorious blue topaz. We even have some facetted tourmaline gems from San Diego.
Where possible we buy directly from the mine or from the collector/rockhound so we offer:
Turquoise from Kingman;
Fire agate and Geodes (cut and uncut) from Slaughter Mountain and Deer Creek;
Smoky Quartz from Hallelujah Junction in northern California; and
A wide variety of types of Calcite from the Ojuela Mine in Durango, Mexico.
Of course, being Big Bear we have some gold and gold bearing quartz, sadly not from the valley, but from Tuolumne Sunshine Mine on the edge of Yosemite National Park.