Alice, The only rock shop in KC that I know of is Ace’s Rockshop in
the Westport shopping district. I stopped in while home for the
holidays. They have a good selection of used equiptment, metal (SS
sheet, wire, etc), tools, rough, slabs, specimens, fossils, etc.
Not a big place but worth visiting. They are good folks to work
I’m relatively new to Alaska and can’t give you any names off the
top of my head. I know there are two rockshops in Anchorage ,
several others in the vicinity. I’m pretty sure I read one of the
state’s biggest is in Fairbanks. Do an internet search and I"m sure
you will turn the up.
If you are in Southeast Alaska, I’d contact Gary McWilliams in Craig
(on Prince of Wales Island). He is the region’s “expert” and sells
alot of interesting material from Southeast Alaska.