Welcome

 

visit the VA Rockhound Rock Shop brick & mortar location

VaRockShop Studio

rock, gem, mineral & jewelry display and sales at
The Rockfish Valley Community Center
- studio #13
190 Rockfish School Lane (Rt. 635 West off St. Rt. 151)
Nellysford – Afton, Virginia
Hours listed below

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 Driving Directions and Info.

I have my display set up for viewing and purchasing. Items from Virginia and worldwide, mostly acquired from personal collecting or from older collections purchased from other rockhounders. Hand cut and polished stones and handmade jewelry.

VaRockShop Studio Display Area

VaRockShop Studio Display Area

VaRockShop Studio Display Area - View 2

VaRockShop Studio Display Area – View 2

More Announcements

 

Southeastern Section, GSA
63rd Annual Meeting

10–11 April 2014
Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Elevating Geosciences in the Southeastern U.S.: New Ideas about Old Terranes

2014 GSA Southeastern Section Meeting

 

About the International Year of Crystallography

About the International Year of Crystallography

In July 2012, following a proposal from Morocco, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the resolution that 2014 should be the International Year of Crystallography, 100 years since the award of the Nobel Prize for the discovery of X-ray diffraction by crystals.

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Updated websites for Virgina Gem and Mineral clubs:

Shenandoah Valley Gem and Mineral Society
Gem and Mineral Society of Lynchburg
Gem and Mineral Society of the Virginia Peninsula
Northern Virginia Mineral Club

 Division of Geology and Mineral Resources:

Geology & Mineral Resources

Customer Self-Service Workstations are now available in the Charlottesville office, offering customers easy access to the DMME Web Store to purchase and obtain publications and maps.
DGMR Data
Text-based search or Division of Geology and Mineral Resource’s publications and datasets.
DMME Interactive Map
Search DMME databases for mines, minerals and energy information.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pick & Gavel Awards to Sen. Feinstein, Rep. Moran

Virginia State Geologist David Spear presents the award to Tim Aike
The 2012 AASG Pick & Gavel Awards were presented to Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, and Rep. Jim Moran at a formal dinner at the Cosmos Club in Washington DC last week in front of a large audience of geoscientists and policy makers. [Right, Virginia State Geologist David Spear presents the award to Tim Aiken, Legislative Director for Rep. Moran. Photo credit, Ben Zweig]


If you happen to be near one of these areas,
Harrisonburg
check out the - JMU Mineral Museum
Blacksburg
check out the - Museum of Geosciences
Richmond check out the - Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature
Charlottesville check out the – DGMR Educational Rock and Mineral Garden
Lovingston checkout the – Keith Frye Memorial Rock Exhibit.
Martinsville checkout the – Virginia Museum of Natural History


Past Issue’s of Geosciences Magazine at Virginia Tech

For a video concerning the geology of Rockfish Gap, check out:
http://web.wm.edu/geology/virginia/google_earth/video/rfgap.mo


Back issues of Virginia Division of Mineral Resources Virginia Minerals publication are now online in .pdf format. “Virginia Minerals” are a publication containing lots of articles on rockhounding in Virginia, mineral resources and industries, geologic studies, road log descriptions of geologic features, mineral and fossil characteristics, topographic mapping and DMR activities


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Past Issue’s of Geosciences Magazine at Virginia Tech