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“worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Parrsboro Rock & Mineral Shop & Museum

Parrsboro Rock & Mineral Shop & Museum
349 Whitehall Road, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0, Canada
902-254-2981
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Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Parrsboro
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“worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This small shop and museum on the outskirts of Parrsboro is well worth a visit. If you are fortunate enough to be at the shop when owner Eldon George is there, take the opportunity to talk with him, as his tales of rock-hounding for the past 75 years are sure to enthral.

Visited July 2013
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“A Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Eldon George's Rock & Mineral Shop and Museum is a "must see" stop for anyone interested in rocks and fossils. There are lots of items for sale. The attached museum is wonderful. The displays of fossils and minerals are amazing. I was lucky to be able to chat briefly with Mr. George. He answered my questions.

Visited June 2013
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“cool collection of rocks and fossils”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Loved this store and museum like of a place. While visiting the area, my friend and I found out about this place and had to visit. Definitely worth a visit and cool place to learn about how just rich the area is in rock and fossils, in particular amethyst. I learned about how the smallest dinosaur fossil footprint was found here by the store's owner. Very inviting place with the store's owner and friend wanting to get to know us, even inviting us to go along on a rock hound with them. If you need a gift for someone definitely the perfect place to pick up something.

Visited September 2012
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“Rock Shop On the Minas Basin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

If you're a Rockhound, and if you find yourself in Nova Scotia, you should stop by the Parrsboro Rock & Mineral Shop. You can't mention Parrsboro, Nova Scotia without owner Eldon George's name coming up. Eldon's store is home to the world's smallest dinosaur footprint. It's a great little rock shop where you can purchase fossils, rocks, jewelery, souvenirs and prospector supplies, and get some information about the best places to search for gemstones, rocks and fossils.

We didn't get to meet Eldon, who is in his 80's now, but we could hear his tumbler going in his workshop. Eldon makes some of the jewelery found in his shop. The lady minding the store was friendly and helpful. She sent us to Partridge Beach down by the Ottawa House Museum, to do a little rockhounding on our own. We didn't find anything there, and didn't want to drive our motorhome down the dirt road to the better picking area.

In Parrsboro you will also find the Fundy Geological Museum where you can watch the paleontologist working on a dinosaur found in Wasson's Bluff.

To learn more about the Minas Basin and Parrsboro on the Glooscap Trail, go to www.cnta.ns.ca

Visited September 2011
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