Since 1970 Your source for art, created by Mother Nature
Sericho Meteorite Pendant
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Sterling silver bezel set Sericho Meteorite pendant from Kenya. The olivine is light green/orange tinted with wisps of dark green veins. The meteorite has been highly polished on one side. The other side has been acid treated to help bring out its natural Widmanstätten pattern.The pendant comes with an 18" sterling silver box chain.

Measures: Meteorite - 1-3/8" long x 1 wide Overall length of Pendant: 1-3/4" Location: Kenya, Africa

Orthoceras Square Box
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Square Orthoceras boxes with one raised fossil in the center of the lid and various pieces of Orthoceras scattered throughout the matrix. These fossil boxes have natural variation in patterning. We will choose the best available at the time of purchase. 

Measurements: ~3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 2-1/4"

Location: Morocco, Africa

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.
Pyrite Suns
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Each Pyrite Sun specimen varies slightly in size and its degree of brillance. But you can be assured, we will always choose the highest quality specimen we have available for you.

Measures: ~ 4" across

Location: Sparta, Illinois

Deltadromeus agilis Claw
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We are proud to be able to offer this premium example of a claw from the Cretaceous time period dinosaur, Deltadromeus agilis.

The condition is superb, including its tip and well defined bloodlines. Our UV light test has revealed no repair or restoration.

The permineralization color is typical for material discovered in the area.

A Gem.

Measures: ~ 2-3/4" long x 3/4" wide

Location: Kem Kem Basin, Morocco, Africa

Time Period: Cretaceous / ~ 90 MYO

Larimar Slice (with stand)
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This is a spectacular Larimar slice! It has been cut thin enough that it is translucent under direct light which shows the unique ocean-blue tones. The edges have been left rough to display what the stone would look like prior to being cut and polished. Sold with an acrylic stand.

Measurements: ~2-1/2" x 2-1/4", 9mm thick 

Location: Dominican Republic

Spessartine Garnet & Smokey Quartz
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There are hardly words to describe this specimen! The smokey quartz cluster itself is nearly perfect with even color, great luster, and clean terminations. Embedded into the crystal structure is naturally occuring orange spessartine garnet crystals. The piece speaks for itself; a true work of art from mother nature. 

Measurements: ~3" long x 2-1/4" wide x 1-7/8" tall 

Location: Fujian Province, China

14K Ruby Pendant
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This 14 karat gold pendant has six 3mm facetted Rubies channel set for a stunning pendant.Overall size of pendant is ~18mm long x 4mm wide. Included with this pendant is an 18" 14 karat gold chain.
3 Drop Emerald Earrings
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Not often do you see smooth Emerald Drop earrings. The Emerald teardrop stones are not translucent, but the lights shimmer through each stone. Each stone is wire wrapped to a single sterling silver chain attached to a sterling silver earwire. Each stone measures ~7mm x 4 mm. Overall length of the earrings (including from the top of the earwire) is 1-1/2"
Illinois Fluorite Octahedron
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This nicely sized fluorite specimen displays light to deep purple coloration. The edging and terminations are great as well. We were fortunate enough to acquire a small collection of these unusually large sized Octahedrons.

Measurements: ~2 7/8" Across x 2 7/8" Deep

Location: Cave in Rock, Hardin County, Illinois

Brazilian Quartz Cluster
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An awesome arrangement of quartz crystals that point in all directions. Most of the points are clean with no damage; however, there are a couple of crystal points that have minimal damage (small chips or dents). We have priced the piece with the condition of the specimen in mind. Regardless, the crystals are beautifully clear, large, and have a nice arrangement. The cluster sits securely on flat surfaces without a stand. 

Measurements: ~6-1/2" wide x 5-1/2" deep x 4-1/2" tall 

Location: Brazil

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Due to the rise in COVID cases, by law newer restrictions need to be put in place at our shop. Customer traffic is now limited to 15 customers in the main retail area.
Face covering & use of hand sanitizer is required when entering the shop.
The museum area will now be used as a waiting area, and limited to 8 people. We ask that people please not come in with large groups, and please limit their stays to under an hour, so others can have the opportunity to also do their shopping. We will also soon install an excellent outdoor heater, to make it much more comfortable for those who wish to wait outside. Thank you all for your continued support and understanding, during these difficult times.
Together, we'll get through this!

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Welcome to Dave's Rock Shop Online!

Hey folks!

We were just on the TV magic reality show...The Carbonaro Effect! Check out the clip in the Youtube link. Pretty cool and very fun.


A nice bit of recognition, brought to attention. (We're #12)


Check it out folks. Dave's Rock Shop was recently placed on a "Bucket List" (#38), of places one must visit, while in Illinois!

Click here, to check it out!

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!".

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.