San Juan Gems Rock Shop

San Juan Gems Rock Shop, Cortez: Hours, Address, San Juan Gems Rock Shop Reviews: 5/5

San Juan Gems Rock Shop
5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Speciality Museums
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Colorado Rock Shop - This is one of the largest and most well-stocked rock shops around. San Juan Gems has rocks of all kinds: rough rock, slabs, cabs, minerals, specimens, collector’s items. This rock shop has been called a museum by many who come here to browse, find that perfect gift, or pick up rock and cutting supplies. Known for our great service, we stock or have access to most everything that a person interested in lapidary work, silver or goldsmithing, panning, rock hunting, carving, or just collecting might need. You can trust us to locate parts and offer advice on rock cutting, polishing, and metalsmithing. We have an online rock shop as well that is being added to continually. Located in Cortez, Colorado, we have a retail store stocked with a huge inventory of just about anything one would want relating to rocks.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

5.0
10 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

James W
Kansas City, KS437 contributions
Great Experience!
Sep 2020
This place was well organized and the prices are very fair. They also do their own lapidary work here as well and sell lapidary equipment. We will stop in when we are back thru. Great selection of dinosaur fossils at great prices. Found a hug piece of pigeon's blood agate as well.
Written October 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul S
Costa Mesa, CA1,655 contributions
Rockhounders Paradise
Jul 2019
I'm a rockhound and on our family vacations, will hunt around to find local gem and mineral stores to check out. We stumbled across this one and I am so glad we made the time to visit.

This place is a rockhound paradise.

The owner's a really nice older gentleman who graciously showed us around the shop with finished goods as well as the side yard where he had tons of material piled around. It took a supreme effort NOT to limit out my credit card at his shop! I appreciate TA's question about whether or not this place is budget-friendly ... the prices are definitely budget friendly - unless you're like me and that quickly turns into "... wait, I can buy MORE...".

If you're in the area, stop by. Or even in south western Colorado, go out of your way and make the visits. This place rivals Consolidated Rock and Mineral over in Vacaville CA for overall selection and just plain "awesomeness". I could have spent hours here were it not for closing time approaching and my family wanting to get dinner, LOL!
Written January 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gail L
Cortez, CO314 contributions
My grandsons love the dinosaur bones and crystals
Apr 2019 • Couples
What a comprehensive gem and mineral shop, and they are grandfathered in so one can get dinosaur bones--even coprolites--which was exciting for the grandsons. Gorgeous selection of gems and minerals, interesting to explore the outside rocks as well.
Written June 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Val709
Philadelphia, PA76 contributions
Great fun
Dec 2018 • Couples
We are happy to see the Hard Rock open in San Juan! They were set to open but were delayed due to Hurricane Maria. We stopped for happy hour and returned the next evening for a Queen Tribute Band.
This place was very busy but the bartenders and wait staff kept up with everything. If it’s busy, head to the upstairs bar- also a good vantage point for the stage. If you are a Hard Rock fan, you know the menu and the bar offerings. You get what you expect from a Hard Rock.
Written December 16, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

artman2020
Grand Junction, CO58 contributions
Wow, Hidden Gem & Rock Shop with Everything!
Jun 2018 • Friends
I've been going to this gem & mineral shop for 20 years and I'm still surprised many people don't know its location. It's never let me down. Great mineral collection inside the shop plus lapidary equipment and supplies. They make and repair jewelry with lots of "findings" in cases and obscure jewelry-makers tools. Out back are raw minerals in piles to pick form. Impressive fossil collection. Excellent "flint knapping" Lithic Point (aka "arrowhead") samples from local and regional experts in the field, some by renowned archaeologists. Prices are reasonable and owners are generally helpful and willing to point you to Gem Shows in the area. Another Cortez "Hidden Gem". Ha!
Written June 23, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lauren B
Lake Forest, CA1 contribution
Great stop
Apr 2018 • Family
Had many things to look at, knowledgeable staff and great deals. I will be back the next time I visit.
Written April 5, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cjs52017
Cortez, CO45 contributions
Nice rock and lapidary shop
Oct 2017 • Business
The folks here are very helpful and answer just about any question you care to ask. They gave me some good advice and I really love being able to get my tumbling medium local. I have wandered the outdoor bulk rock selection a few times. My sister comes here every time she is in town to add to her jewelry collection. My dad once ordered a custom piece for his wife's birthday and when they completed it they mailed it to his home in Montrose.
Written November 1, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JatJet
Austin, TX255 contributions
Ordered online
Jul 2016 • Couples
Exceptional !! Ordered tiger eye pendant online as a gift for daughter. She was thrilled and delighted. We are heading out to Cortez next month and can't wait to see shop in person
Written July 10, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

pfrench4gw8
45 contributions
Best Jewelry shop in town
May 2016 • Couples
This shop is huge. You can find custom made jewelry that no one else has. You can pick up unique specimen of different rocks and minerals. This is the only true rock shop in Cortez.
Written May 23, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BaltimoreRedbird
Baltimore, MD355 contributions
A Real Working Rock Shop
Apr 2016 • Couples
Don't look for a bunch of fanciness in this shop. It is a dusty working shop. Specimens are not grossly over-priced. You can afford to root around and find some goodies to take home.
Written May 4, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about San Juan Gems Rock Shop

San Juan Gems Rock Shop is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM