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Mineral World and the Scratch Patch

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Cute rock shop that tries for more

As a rock shop, this place has the usual stuff... the same sorts of minerals and fossils you find... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
CWGross
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Calgary, Canada
Just a quick drop in

Kids quite enjoyed searching for the stones on the sheet. They wanted to have one of each! We spent... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Christine L
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Ontario
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Mineral World and the Scratch Patch is a unique and family-friendly attraction located in charming Sidney, British Columbia. Collect gemstones in the Scratch Patch, learn about our amazing planet, or browse our beautiful store where you will find...more
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9808 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We specially backed tracked and made a trip there for our oldest daughter who is 7 and loves everything about rocks. In the end it was 100% worth it after seeing her huge smile. She had tones of fun picking out rocks and even our...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

We take our out of town guests here when visiting SIdney. It is a fascinating experience especially scratching for semi-precious stones to take home. Well worth it!

Thank Barbi H
Reviewed 7 July 2018

As a rock shop, this place has the usual stuff... the same sorts of minerals and fossils you find everywhere. It does, however, aspire to be more. A large amount of space is turned over to educational purposes, which is fantastic. Some faux-caves add mystery...More

Thank CWGross
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We, the grandparents, the dad, and two grandchildren, aged 7 and 4, had a great time here, filling little velvet drawstring bags with brightly coloured, polished rocks. Fun!

Thank Trixie61
Deborah D, Manager and Education Director at Mineral World and the Scratch Patch, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Hi Trixie, I'm so glad you all enjoyed yourselves here. Minerals do tend to bring out the curious kid in all of us, don't they? We hope to see you all again! Deborah

Reviewed 30 November 2017

Just leave me here for the day! I then went back the next day too as I thought of all the great things I saw and experienced. More than just great rock samples and interactive activities but a store full of wonderment. So much to...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Kids quite enjoyed searching for the stones on the sheet. They wanted to have one of each! We spent quite some time in the shop and it was good fun!More

Thank Christine L
Deborah D, Manager at Mineral World and the Scratch Patch, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hi Christine! Thank you for the review and I'm so glad your kids enjoyed their time with us! Just a reminder that if they would like a copy of that stone identification chart for home, we can email a copy to you. If you would...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017

The kids had a wonderful time! We couldn't drag them away from the rocks. Mind you, I had a hard time dragging myself away from the jewelry, so I can't really blame them. Excellent staff. They seemed to know everything about rocks!More

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Deborah D, Manager at Mineral World and the Scratch Patch, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hi there! Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you all enjoyed your visit and I completely understand about the allure of the jewellery. Every staff member has a favourite piece as well. Please visit us again as we're always getting new and...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

This shop has quite an assortment of interesting items. It is worth a visit, whether you buy anything or just looking. Canadian ammonite, gem stones and geodes of all sizes are on display and for sale. They have a couple bins of polish rocks and...More

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Deborah D, Manager and Education Director at Mineral World and the Scratch Patch, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hello Craig T, Thank you for your review. We are always looking to bring in new and interesting things for visitors to enjoy and you’re right, the Scratch Patch area is great for kids! We sell empty collector’s bags and children (and the young-at-heart) can...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Many rocks and stones to view and touch, beautiful jewelry. Good place for children to touch and learn.More

Thank Kanng17
Deborah D, Manager and Education Director at Mineral World and the Scratch Patch, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hello Kanng17, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We love being able to provide an environment where people can be hands-on with some of the geological wonders of our planet. The jewellery is also a staff favourite and...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

This little shop was directly across from our hotel, the Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa. It has a nice selection of jewellery made from gems and a nice area for kids to explore different minerals. The girl working there was friendly and informative and it...More

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Deborah D, Manager and Education Director at Mineral World and the Scratch Patch, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Hello GoRdrs, Thank you for your review. Our jewellery is definitely a favourite with visitors and we’re glad you liked it. Our staff strives to be as helpful and knowledgeable as possible and it was our pleasure to assist you. We hope you will visit...More

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