Our motto is PROVIDING SUPPLIES FOR THE NOVICE TO THE DISCRIMINATING ROCKHOUND
J.J. & L. Rocks and Minerals was started in 1976 by Jim, John, and Larry, three friends in the rock hobby who each had a specialty. Larry was into minerals and faceted stones, Jim into select cutting rough and supplies for the hobby, and John into findings and jewelry. The three men combined their specialties and created a gem and mineral business, taking it on the show circuit in the Midwest area. After a slow start of doing one show in Nebraska the first year and three shows the second year, the business was off and running. The shop has been doing 16 to 23 shows most years. The shop has traveled to Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. Now with the current conditions we have in 2020 many shows canceled, we are working more online and mail orders along with the local shop. The local shop is open by appointment only, please contact us by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment time.
Larry left the partnership after about 10 years but remained friends with John and Jim until his untimely death. John passed in 2013. Eric is John's youngest son who has grown up under the tables at the show is now interested in continuing the rock shop along with Jim and Lee his mother.
Thanks for the support of our shop and hobby.