• 10" Fossil Dragonfly Plate (Tharsophlebia)

    10" Fossil Dragonfly Plate (Tharsophlebia)


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    This large dragonfly specimen has great detail throughout particularly in the wings, where you can clearly see its detail. It is truley a complete specimen any way you look at it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Welcome to Dave's Rock Shop, online!

We'll normally process & ship out your order within 1 business day!


*** Please take note ***

After 25 years at the same location, we are moving just across the street, into a much larger facility at 711 Main Street!

This is exciting for us, but of course it unfortunately means we'll need to close both the museum & shop for a short time.

Our museum will temporarily close starting this Monday, March, 16, 2015 and will re-open when renovations are complete. 

(We'll keep you posted on the museum's re-opening date, at 711 Main Street.)

Our retail store at 704 Main will close Monday, April 6th through Friday, April 10th. It will then re-open Saturday, April 11th, across the street at 711 Main St, Evanston.

Thank you all for your support! We hope all of you who can make it to our new facility will be as excited about it as we are!

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!".


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!


Dave and friends.