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Rare Earth Gallery, Cave Creek

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
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4.1/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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  • Went to Cave Creek for a weekend staycation and happened to see an add for Rare Earth Gallery . I am fond of geodes so we had to stop in to see what they had. The gallery was awsome it had so many pie...  read more »
  • You can find large minerals, gemstones and fossils in this lovely gallery. They have a nice selection of large items as well as those that can be worn. You can spend more than an hour looking at all t...  read more »
  • I could have spent hours looking around in their gallery. Beautiful jewelry, minerals, petrified wood, carved statuary. I went through the shop slowly 2 or 3 times and seemed like I missed something c...  read more »
  • Absolutely gorgeous place. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable, as I would expect from somebody working in their field. While the majority of the store is well out of most people's price range, there are some smaller, more afford items near the front. The store has an almost museum-like quality; each of the pieces is meticulously set up and displayed.
  • Rockhound or not, this is the place to take both kinds of folks. I am a rockhound, my father is not. But both of us were equally impressed by the amazing display this location offers. My dad remarked that he barely remembered the Smithsonian, but he would never forget what he saw at Rare Earth. Going down to Arizona to pick up my father for a road-trip, I didn't want to miss the chance to make a few rockstops. Unfortunately a simple google of "Arizona Rock Shops" did not list this place. Luckily he told a friend I was coming down, and was a rockhound. This friend said we had to make a stop here, and my gosh I am so glad we did. I cannot stress enough how impressive the specimens are. Truly world class. In response to the many reviews stating the high prices...well yeah, museum quality pieces are expected to be. If you can't afford them, that is okay, but please just look. I have been to countless rock shows, and there were hundreds of pieces that by themselves would have been the star of those shows. That being said, there are many smaller pieces, that were clearly selected for their quality that are reasonably priced. Petrified wood, Pyrite, Quartz, Labradorite etc. I spent about $30, going through enormous boxes of raw Azurite/Malachite pieces in the back. Apparently past closing time, as the owner spotted me coming up to the front through and empty store and said "Where did you come from", but they seemed happy that I had such a good time digging, and even walked me through additional pieces up front. I was bummed out that I would not be able to afford Azurite mining at the La Sal mines in Southern Utah, so it was a treat to get some "picking" here. Thank you for the experience, the delightful staff, and a treasured memory. I will certainly stop in again, and continue to enjoy my possibly converted rockhound-Dad conveying his amazement at what he saw in your store/gallery. Truly a highlight of our trip. -Jordan
  • I loved this store! It is a "gallery" and not necessarily a "shop". It is the art of stone in which you will not find just anywhere. Our earth has so many beautiful rocks and minerals. It is a must see place. Some of the pieces are very expensive but are one of a kind and rare to find. The owner it is an ARTIST and is so creative. I briefly met him. I bought a Larimar ring set in 18K yellow gold which is unique as most Larimar is set in silver. My only complaint is that my saleslady was a bit pushy but at the same time I was thankful she was there to explain to me about Larimar, where it is mined etc.
  • Different and artistic rock, from jewelry to large yard art. Beautiful work !
  • Very beautiful items they have here. Decently priced for the type of merchandise they sell.
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