News

The Coming of the Crates - news story - 23 Mar 2018

My two weary, blue, plastic crates should be delivered from Bristol today, after the last leg of their journey from Tucson. That means around a ton and a half of…

Scottish minerals - news story - 14 Feb 2018

We have a fresh batch of Scottish minerals in stock, along with some English fluorite crystals and three pieces of Irish gold in quartz.  Among the Scottish rocks, there are: Heulandite, chrysocolla,…

New stock - news story - 28 Jun 2017

The stuff I bought at the Alsatian trade fair last week should be with us on Friday or Monday. Not quite on the same scale as the Tucson shipment, but…

France - news story - 05 May 2017

Towards the end of next month I'll be off to my other regular trade fair, in Alsace. With stock levels as they are, I'm not really looking to bring much…

Tucson stock arrival - news story - 24 Mar 2017

The shop with the containers from Tucson is due to dock in Southampton this evening. From there, providing there are no delays going through customs, the containers are taken to…

Across the Sea - news story - 10 Mar 2017

I left the Tucson show on the 1st of February, with my two crates of recent purchases in the car park of an Arizona hotel. Those crates were then loaded…

So Fresh and So Clean - news story - 06 Jan 2017

This year the shop will see its 30th birthday. Okay, maybe not so old compared to what's on the shelves, but the shelves themselves and the walls behind them look…

The Bearsden Shark - news story - 23 Nov 2016

Stan Wood found Akmonistion, the Bearsden Shark, in 1982. It's a remarkably well-preserved fossil of a rare and distinctive Carboniferous shark, notable for its bizarre dorsal fin. THe specimen is on…

News Archive