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The Gold Mine Rock Shop

Open Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Good Customer Service and Selection of Rocks

I am a Canon City native, though I did not find this place until they opened their new shop. There... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Spencer L
Our favorite stop!

My son was in rock hound heaven at this shop! I loved the way the rocks were displayed outside in... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Candice J
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Tons of rocks, gem, and minerals. Lots of fun for people of all ages. Are you interested in purchasing rocks and gems of superior quality? Do you fancy becoming a collector or someone who makes jewelry using high-quality stones? Whatever the case...more
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44864 W US Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212-9768
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

I am a Canon City native, though I did not find this place until they opened their new shop. There are many items outside that are labeled for per pound sales. Most of these are pretty reasonable. Lots of different flints and obsidian and cherts,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Spencer L
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

My son was in rock hound heaven at this shop! I loved the way the rocks were displayed outside in old mine carts. They have a giant sluice box outside where you can mine your own material. They offer huge rocks for landscaping/decoration. The indoor...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Candice J
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped here with the family. We did the panning for gems. The kids liked it quite a bit. Especially my 6 year old. Wasn’t to expensive to do that, i think around $22 for a bucket and bag to sift through. They had a huge...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jclay84
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This was our second time visiting Canon City and even though it had been two years, as soon as my three boys saw the sign for the shop, they all demanded we stop. They love rocks and gems and fossils and had a great time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

This is a rock lovers dream! So much of a selection, great reasonable prices, SUPER friendly and helpful folks working there. Would love to go back again!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rgodse816407
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Very clean and well ordered rock shop. My companion is a geologist and noticed several of the rocks were incorrectly named. My beef was the fake shark teeth “fossils” which looked as if they had been painstakingly assembled with either mortar or grout. Prices for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

For 15 dollars each, my boys got a bucket and they spent an hour going thru the sand, getting their rocks and cleaning them. They loved it! If you have a car to get home, they have so many cool rocks by the pound. I...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Luvthebeach01
John S, Guest Relations Manager at The Gold Mine Rock Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank You for the nice review!

Reviewed 22 August 2017

A friend of mine and his grandson wanted to go look at rocks, since his grandson loves all the colors and different types of rocks in Colorado. I think we spent over an hour in here as he looked at nearly every rock in the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Alan N
John S, Guest Relations Manager at The Gold Mine Rock Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

We Love People Who Love Rocks!! Thanks for visiting! Come see us again

Reviewed 27 July 2017

We moved to Canon City two years ago and this is among one our greatest finds! We always come home with special treasures. It is a great place to bring out of state company. The owners are extremely nice and so helpful. A must visit...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank earthwoman2010
John S, Guest Relations Manager at The Gold Mine Rock Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank You So Much!

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I'm not a rock collector so maybe the prices are in line. I felt items were over priced. Of course the kids puck small items and trying to stay around the $2.00 range was tough. Spending $5-10 they got much more for their money. Mind...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Tomas T
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Response from Swede55 | Reviewed this property |
Cool! You might try a local university that has a geology department.
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