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Thanks very much for stopping by my shop ~ !

From hunting for mineral specimens in deserts and mountains to hunting for a well-crafted piece of jewelry at an estate sale, it's the pursuit of something interesting, educational and special that fuels my addiction... (This goes back to comic books as a child actually. That's another story :~)

Because of the amazing places involved when looking, a particular interest in rocks and minerals developed early in my life. I also became heavily involved in flea markets, estate sales and gem shows back home in Denver.
Decades later, those things are as gratifying to me as when they were brand new.

You'll probably notice quickly when looking about the shop though that there's more than only minerals here, as my shop name would imply... I…

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  • Male
  • Born on April 23
  • Joined June 6, 2011

Favorite materials

The Periodic Table of Elements and Human Creativity

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DanPickedMinerals
Gems, Minerals, Vintage Jewelry &...

About

Thanks very much for stopping by my shop ~ !

From hunting for mineral specimens in deserts and mountains to hunting for a well-crafted piece of jewelry at an estate sale, it's the pursuit of something interesting, educational and special that fuels my addiction... (This goes back to comic books as a child actually. That's another story :~)

Because of the amazing places involved when looking, a particular interest in rocks and minerals developed early in my life. I also became heavily involved in flea markets, estate sales and gem shows back home in Denver.
Decades later, those things are as gratifying to me as when they were brand new.

You'll probably notice quickly when looking about the shop though that there's more than only minerals here, as my shop name would imply... I considered "Stuff Dan Likes" for a shop name because that's what it actually is, nevertheless, DanPickedMinerals was born (as a spin-off of hand picked.)

Most often the shop will feature items with a mineral theme such as Jewelry and Gemstones but that's not at all a requirement... books, records, artifacts, fossils and other categories are often found here... again, basically... stuff I like.

Lately, I really enjoy studying jewelry. The materials, artistry, cultural and historical aspects are all fascinating to me. Jewelry is, after all, the end result of some excellent minerals.
Obviously, looking for jewelry won't send me to a giant canyon that's seemingly all to myself but I do visit estates in many beautiful homes and in many cities. Very enjoyable times as well :~)

Thanks again for having a look!

Happy Shopping ~ !

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