Earthquest Minerals began in 1996, when our mineral hobby grew too large for us to contain!
The two of us really enjoyed meeting new people selling at Flea Markets and craft fairs, and so decided to start a small business and began selling at Local rock shows and eventually built our little website to offer specimens online. The focus of our business is fairly wide ranging, encompassing quite a bit of the hobby - Minerals, Agates and Petrified Wood. This is the direct result of what we personally love to collect ourselves. All of the agates and petrified wood that you see here are cut and polished by us here in our shop and each piece is prepared with love and care. Thank you for visiting Earthquest Minerals and enjoy our store.
Well, here we are in our
Mokelumne River Canyon,
deep in the the heart of California's Motherlode Gold Country.
We've lived here for over 30 years now and still believe that it is
of the most beautiful places on earth!
This B&W photo was taken back in the old days.
One of our very first indoor shows!
Here was a great day at the Grizzly
Ridge Quartz Mine!
Our friends John and Cathy French forced us to work
long in the
sweltering heat removing one giant Quartz Crystal after another...hmm,
Sure do wish we had more
Taking a break at the Comstock Amethyst dig outside Virginia City,
The Crystals from this locality are not abundant but can be quite
extraordinary at their best.
The view of the high desert from here is certainly worth the
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