Atlanta rock shops

Other Related Categories in
Atlanta, Georgia

Find rock shops near
Atlanta, Georgia
 Avondale Estates
 Ball Ground
 Blue Ridge
 Bowdon Junction
 Cave Spring
 Cherry Log
 Chestnut Mountain
 Dewy Rose
 East Ellijay
 Esom Hill
 Flowery Branch
 Forest Park
 Franklin Springs
 Good Hope
 High Shoals
 Holly Springs
 Lithia Springs
 Locust Grove
 Marble Hill
 Mc Caysville
 Mineral Bluff
 Mount Airy
 Mount Berry
 Mount Zion
 Mountain City
 North Metro
 Orchard Hill
 Peachtree City
 Pine Lake
 Powder Springs
 Rabun Gap
 Red Oak
 Sautee Nacoochee
 Silver Creek
 Social Circle
 Stone Mountain
 Sunny Side
 Talking Rock
 Tallulah Falls
 The Rock
 Toccoa Falls
 Union City
 Union Point
 Villa Rica
 White Plains
 Young Harris

Garage Organizers
Compare Affordable Garage Organizer Suppliers with Superpages
Top Rated Garage Organizers
Prescreened and Rated with HomeAdvisor. Hire with Confidence Today!
Questions for Rock Shop Clerks

A lapidary is someone who collects and deals in stones. These professionals may have their own rock shops or they may have a private collection. Others have websites where they display and sell their gem stones, such as tourmaline, crystal, garnet, and topaz. If you like to collect rocks of all types, you’ll have fun browsing in a rock shop. Here, you’ll find cases upon cases of common and rare gem collections, perhaps even some fossils and volcanic rock. You may like the coloring of some rocks, such as rose or turquoise, or maybe you prefer the interesting qualities of geodes. Whatever the case, finding a reputable rock shop that sells the minerals you want at a fair price is half the battle.

  • Do you buy your rocks and minerals from a local quarry?
    Rock shops usually deal with one supplier, which may be a local quarry or they may have them shipped in from around the country. Where they get their rocks may determine price and quality, so be sure to ask this question.

  • Do you guarantee the quality of your rocks?
    Any rock dealer worth his salt will provide a certificate of authenticity to serious collectors. Lapidaries should stand behind their products with quality guarantees.

  • What sorts of rocks do you have in your collection?
    Rock shops should sell a wide variety of rocks, from crystals to citrine to agate. Some dealers specialize in a specific type, such as hard-to-find items like fluorite pyramids.

  • Do you sell the products necessary to care for my stones?
    Rock shops should sell maintenance and cleaning items such as polish so that you can keep your stones bright and appealing.

    Delta Colours Write review for this local business
    6369 Peachtree St, Norcross, GA 30071
    (770) 277-8819  
    Gypsum Co Write review for this local business
    11675 Rainwater Dr Ste 665, Alpharetta, GA 30009
    (678) 867-0350  
    Nubiola USA Inc Write review for this local business
    2005 Newpoint Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    (770) 338-4990  
    Active Minerals Write review for this local business
    4931 Riverside Dr Ste 200A, Macon, GA 31210
    (478) 257-9327  
    United Mineral & Property Inc Write review for this local business
    1315 Green Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705
    (706) 695-1307  
    Sanco Inc Write review for this local business
    207 Brookhollow Industrial Blvd SE, Dalton, GA 30721
    (706) 279-3773  
    Old Castle Industrial Minerals Write review for this local business
    817 N Hamilton St, Dalton, GA 30720
    (706) 529-3863  
    Filler Products-Cisco Mine Write review for this local business
    749 Highway 2 E, Cisco, GA 30708
    (706) 517-2221  
    by The See Custom Gallery & Mining Write review for this local business
    13651 Highway 197 N, Clarkesville, GA 30523
    (706) 947-3022  
    Copperhill Rock & Mineral Co Write review for this local business
    118 Blue Ridge Dr, Mc Caysville, GA 30555
    (706) 964-5000  
    Copperhill Rock & Mineral Write review for this local business
    113 Ocoee St, Copperhill, TN 37317
    (423) 496-5122  

    Most rock shops are retail outlets. Others are dealers that sell gems, minerals, and lapidary supplies.

    Sales staff must be familiar with different types of gems and crystals. They may also need to know their symbolic significance. Although some customers may come in with an idea as to exactly what they want, staff may be asked for advice. Loose stones are generally placed out in boxes. Most of the rocks sold are of low intrinsic value. They include quartz and rose quartz crystals and common rocks such as calcite and citrine. Amethyst is also fairly common, and popular in collections.

    More valuable stones such as tourmaline and topaz may be kept in a secure area. Shops may also sell simple jewelry, although are they are seldom made with precious gems such as diamond. Beads made of certain stones are also popular, especially garnet beads. Many rocks come in different colors. Agate is often striated in many shades.

    Some stones are sold in their polished form. Shops also sell geodes, which can be broken to reveal crystals within. Fossils are also popular additions to rock collections. Workers need to be able to identify them. Workers need to know which minerals are sedimentary and which are volcanic.

    Workers may also be asked the provenance of rocks. In some cases, which quarry stones come from is known. In other cases, the stones may come from collectors, or from locations such as beaches. An older, disused quarry may be a popular destination for rock hounds after it has been worked out.

    Managers sort stones by size and shape and price them. They work with quarries and collectors to obtain stock. Rock shops are generally physical, online vendors also exist. Their continuing popularity is fueled by the attraction to the stones for use as decoration.