The Rock Garden

Fluorescents on display
Fluorescents on display
The Rock Garden
121 Great Oaks Drive
Madison Heights, VA 24572
Region Central Virginia
Locality Amherst
(10:00 AM-6:00 PM)
Phone: (434) 841-5043
Fax: (434) 845-0975

The Rock Garden, located in the heart of Central Virginia, occupies a 100 year old dwelling, and showcases a remarkable selection of Mineral Specimens, Fossils, and hand-crafted Jewelry made on the premises. Through 2008, visitors can enjoy a beautiful display of Fluorescent Minerals from diverse international locales like Greenland, Congo, Australia, Great Britain, Canda and, of course, The United States. These specimens emit a rainbow of intense colors when bathed in ultraviolet light. Varieties exhibited include classics like Fluorite, Calcite, Scapolite and Willemite; gem varieties such as Ruby, Spinel, Zircon and Opal; and exotic rarities including Tugtupite, Xonotlite, Eucryptite and Manganaxinite. Polished, fluorescing gift ideas are available too, such as Spheres, Animal Carvings and unique Jewelry pieces.

Last Updated: 3/18/2008 8:44 AM
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