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Dick’s Rock Shop and Bead Store in Fountain, Colorado hopes to be in their new location and ready for business by the middle of next week. Their new home is at 594 S. Santa Fe Ave in Fountain, just north of Exit 128, across from the 7-11.

Dick’s Rock Shop has been a fixture in Fountain for nearly 34 years. From the website: “Dick's Rock Shop offers a wide variety of jewelry and accessories made from metals and stones. These include knick-knacks, figurines, bead crafting supplies, a huge selection of tumbled, polished, cut and faceted rocks and gemstones, mineral specimens, petrified woods and fossils and tons of "in the rough" rock for rock gardens or lawn accessorizing.”

The shop was founded by retired Army SSG Richard “Dick” Stearns and his wife Flossie. When Dick passed away in 2000 and Flossie two years later, Flossie’s sister, Diana Wing took it upon herself to keep the business going. At the time, the shop was located near Hwy 16 and Hwy 85/87. She was forced to relocate in 2007  when the interchange underwent massive renovation. She moved the operation to Ohio Ave in Fountain, a good location, but of course, no backyard to display boulders and large rocks in.

The new site offers more space inside and out and Diana hopes to bring back “the rock yard”, that is, a selection of large rocks, in the rough, at the store.

They’re also expanding their hours. They’ll be open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. The phone number is the same: 719-390-7788 and you can find them on the web at

Look for an official Grand Opening around early June.