NaturesTreasuresMN began in all to innocent of a way; a simple walk. Hank decided that he would share the art of discovering Agates with me during a walk in late Spring of 2015.
Well I started to see beauty in unlikely places and could not just settle for Agates. Don't get me wrong; Agates are very beautiful in their own way. However, I find beauty in Jasper, Chert, Quartz, Thomsonite, and so much more.
We started out with one tumbler, then added a double tumbler, then decided a lap grind and saws would be nice. Well the rock shop was born and has taken over our basement, garage and part of the yard.
Now when we go for walks we find ourselves discovering more beauty in places we both never realized that it existed.
We also collect raw materials, mineral specimens and fossils from a handful of suppliers from several other localities.
We enjoy going to rock, artisian, craft and other local shows to sell our unique hand crafted jewelry and the various specimens that we allow ourselves to pass on to others.
The Japer in the attached picture is just an example of the beauty that can be found, hidden in Minnesota "rocks". I found this one in a gravel pit, long abandoned. Hank cut and polished the stone. I then hand wire wrapped it to frame it's beauty.