Brown County Rock and Fossil Shop in Nashville

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Brown County Rock and Fossil Shop in Nashville

Brown County Rock and Fossil Shop in Nashville, Indiana is more than boutique shopping.

Take, for example, Brown County Rock Shop. It’s not every small Indiana town that can boast a locale with such unique and unusual fossils and gems.

Brown County Rock and Fossil Shop in Nashville, Indiana

Brown County Rock Fossil Shop in Nashville, Indiana:

Brown County Rock Fossil Shop in Nashville, Indiana has a great exterior. 

Although the gemstone mining operation at Copperhead Creek Gem Mine right next door (and owned by the same folks) will catch your eye. Don’t get so caught up in the fun of panning for gems, that you forget to pop inside of the retail shop. Please do step inside and poke around this fun rock shop.

When I was a kid, I started a rock collection. I believe it began in third grade. Mrs. Pettit was the best teacher in the world. She had us pick out stones and then she put them in a rock tumbler in a back, unused bedroom in her home so she wouldn’t have to hear it. After they were smooth, we got them back again. I started collecting at different shops when we would go out and about.

I remember when Amish Acres used to carry things like that back in the day, so I picked up some rocks to add to my collection there, too. I especially loved Fool’s Gold. I wish I knew what happened to my collection. Our boys would have loved it.

If you and yours have never been in a rock shop before, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. You might think it isn’t “your thing,” but I know you will enjoy it. Shelves hold a variety of rocks in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are even supposed to help with different health ailments. It’s amazing how many different varieties of rocks can be found around the world. Read the cards associated with the rocks to learn more. Fascinating stuff.

Moroccan geodes with crystal formations hidden inside are eye-catching. Peacock quartz (one of my other favorites), Mookaite hearts, Fluorite, Tiger’s Eyes, and Tourmaline are just a small sampling of the lovely rocks and minerals found inside this Brown County attraction.

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Brown County Rock Fossil Shop Nashville Indiana Peacock Ore

Rocks and fossils of all shapes and sizes are waiting inside Brown County Rock Fossil Shop in Nashville, Indiana. Peacock Ore has always been one of my favorites. 

But there’s more to be found at this Indiana rock shop. The Brown County Rock Shop also holds a range of fossils. They have some very beautiful pieces that would make a great addition to any collection. I don’t mean the little tiny fossils either.

They have marvelous, mammoth-sized fossils. Anyone who needs to round out a collection should pop in. Fortunately, some of the smaller pieces make a great non-cheesy souvenir. Our sons loved picking out a rock or small fossil to bring home. My husband, Jeremy, and I loved the reasonable prices.

Really, it’s quite incredible what you will find inside this Brown County rock shop. Fossils millions of years old, shining stones, and a neighboring 50-foot water sluice for gemstone panning. Now, does that sound fun or what?

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It’s not every day that you stumble onto a rock shop–and Brown County Rock and Fossil Shop in Nashville, Indiana is certainly an unexpected though welcome addition.

See for yourself…just don’t forget to set aside some time to play at Copperhead Creek Gem Mining right next door.

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Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus. I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana.

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Brown County Rock and Fossil Shop
79 N Van Buren Street
Nashville, IN 47448
812.988.2422
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About the Author:

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."

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