Welcome to our website.
rocksandminerals.com is a web-based company that provides top quality rock, mineral and fossil collections and specimens for teachers and students, for the young and upcoming geoscientists and for rock hound enthusiasts plus collectors of all ages.
Carl and Linda Haywood started rocksandminerals.com in 1995 and developed simple, fun ways to teach others about the importance of rocks, minerals and fossils.
Renee L. Klinger, has been the owner and business manager of Rocks, Minerals & Fossils, LLC, doing business as rocksandminerals.com, since 2016. She is an earth science professional holding Masters degrees in both geology and biology and has 30 years of experience as an environmental exploration geologist working projects worldwide. Renee was in charge of production at rocksandminerals.com prior to assuming ownership of the website. You may email Renee with any questions you may have.
Linda Haywood remained as business consultant and production manager. Linda has a degree in geology and 20 years of field experience predominately managing production of rock and mineral resources of Idaho prior to starting up rocksandminerals.com
Carl Haywood retired to pursue his research and writing career about early fur trade in the Northwest. Sometimes Only Horses to Eat is his work about David Thompson, a fur trader with the Northwest Company in the early 1800s.
We continue to make improvements to our rocksandminerals.com website, making it easier to navigate and shop. We also will continue to develop and bring you more fun products with an even wider selection of earth science materials. If you need something really special and don't see it listed, contact us! We may already have it and if we don't, we may be able to find it for you.
Thanks again for visiting rocksandminerals.com. We hope you'll be back. And please... remember to tell your friends about us.