Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rock Shop in Holbrook, Arizona

The world-famous Rainbow Rock Shop, in Holbrook, Arizona!

I would love to have one of these dinosaurs in my front yard. Mrs. UC would not.

Ooh, pretty!

Lots of petrified wood. All of these samples came from private land. It is illegal to take petrified wood from government land.

Posted by Dave


  1. I loved rock shops when I was little! I even had a little rock polisher at home. I also loved smashing rocks, not ala Bam Bam but to see what was inside. It seems I've always had a thing for cracking the tough nuts, and excavating interiors :)

    When we moved to FLA, the limestone and softer rocks would yield wonderful traces of former lives.

    1. Hi Lisa,

      I always wanted a rock polisher, but never got around to getting one. I'm alway finding really cool quartz rocks in my yard.

      When I was a boy in Henderson, Nevada, all the neightborhood kids hung out with a old, retired mining engineer. Mr. Terrell's house looked like the Rainbow Rock Shop.



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