Welcome to my website.  Welcome to The Rock and Fossil Shop.

This new business venture of mine was ‘born’ in late 2012. I have been a collector of mineral specimens for over 30 years. Just like most other collectors it all started when I was very young collecting pebbles on a beach. I couldn’t wait to smash them with a hammer to see the glistening minerals inside, and wonder how and why all these rocks were different.

Although I started my collection in these early days, fate decided that I would not get a chance to explore this passion further until 1995 when I grabbed the opportunity to study Geology, as a mature student, at Durham University. I had three fantastic years studying the wonders of planet Earth. A 12 year career as a professional geologist quickly came and went. After much soul searching last year I decided to follow my passion and my dream of starting a retail rock, fossil and mineral business to share that enthusiasm with other like minded people and also to try to inspire the children to take an interest in the world around them and beneath their feet.

Please take a look around the website and especially my Blog page, where I will be posting regular updates of new stock and interesting news items. I hope to be starting online sales from this site very shortly.

Feel free to contact me if you are seeking  a specific item or an original gift.

Why not come and pay me a visit at Unit 38 in The Indoor Market in the beautiful City of Durham? I look forward to seeing you there.

Colin Flett

The Rock and Fossil Shop