• Mesohippus "3 Toed Horse"

    Mesohippus "3 Toed Horse"


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    It's a little know fact that most of the evolution of the horse actually occurred on the North American continent. This well preserved Mesohippus specimen, displays exceptional detail throughout. An excellent specimen for any collector.

  • Loose Herkimer Diamonds / BB Grade

    Loose Herkimer Diamonds / BB Grade


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    We were able to obtain a handful of BB grade, loose Herkimer diamonds which we're happy to offer for a more reasonable price than some of the lessor quality material we've seen on the market.

  • Herkimer Diamond in Matrix

    Herkimer Diamond in Matrix


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    This specimen displays not only the one premium Herkimer shown, but two other smaller developments as well. A very nice specimen for the "purist" mineral collector.

  • Crystalline Gold!

    Crystalline Gold!


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    Crystalline gold is gold in its purest form, normally found still attached to its host matrix rock. Unlike placer gold, Crystalline Gold has not been weathered by the elements, nor eroded by river water. Its value is many times that of Gold's "spot market price".

  • Bismuth Crystals

    Bismuth Crystals


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    These bizarre crystals started as pure minute Bismuth particles.

  • Aquamarine Crystals on Muscovite

    Aquamarine Crystals on Muscovite


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    This beautiful specimen specimen features three clusters of connected Aquamarine crystals spread out across a bed of Muscovite.The Aquamarine crystals are embedded in a series of thin, flat, overlapping crystals, called "books," of Muscovite.

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Hello all! The month of October is honored by the gemstone Opal, Please click here to view our monthly newsletter about Opals. It's quite informative and you can also view a few special Opal pieces we recently acquired. You can read about two specific pre-historic sharks, in our featured "Fossil of the Month".

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Due to the individuality of our products only a small percentage of our entire inventory is posted online. If you are looking for something and don't see it here, please contact us to inquire. Often, we are able to fill requests via email or over the phone.

As a family owned business for over 40 years in Evanston, Dave's Rock Shop has a great appreciation for our loyal long-time customers, as well as the continuing support of new patrons. We love the excitement of introducing rocks and fossils to a new generation of rockhounds. Our goal is to  continue to provide our customers with the highest quality of service, product, and information. Many thanks to you all, and as Dave would say, "Happy  Hunting!".


We just recently returned from one of our major buying trips! After we unpack, we'll begin posting more and more new awesome material! So, keep checking in!

Say Folks! Never been in our shop? Well, click here to take a look around courtesy of Goggle!

Now click here to look around our free museum!

Pretty cool!

We'd like to wish "Good Luck!" to Energy BBDO!  They are a premier global advertising agency that has decided to use Dave's Rock Shop and our specimens & photos to create posters for an advertising campaign contest. We're honored!

Also, the Wall Street Journal did a feature on minerals and they used one of our specimens! Check out the link below to view the article!


CHECK IT OUT!!  The shop was featured on ABC(channel 7)!  In case you missed it, here is the link:


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Our mission remains the same both in the shop and on online - to offer a wide variety of the most unique, high quality items at a fair price, and to educate our customers to the best of our ability about the items we sell.  Stop by often, as we will frequently be updating and adding new things to the site and the shop!


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