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Rock shops sell rocks, minerals, and rock collecting supplies to rock collectors (commonly known as "rock hounds.") Rock collecting entails gathering specimens of various types of rocks, the most sought after being crystal, quartz, amethyst, and gemstones due to their natural beauty. Serious rock collectors use their collections to learn about geology, minerology, and petrology, as well as the skills required to classify rocks and prepare them for display. Catering to these interests, rock shops sell lapidary equipment and lapidary supplies such as rock saws, rock polishers, rock tumblers and mounting devices. Some rock shops also sell high-tech microscopes used for classifying small samples of valuable rocks (e.g. gold or crysal varieties). In addition to the rock shops found on this map,... more
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