Don Edwards


Commercial Road, Tideswell, Derbyshire

United Kingdom

TELEPHONE / FAX 01298-871606 (+44-1298-871606)

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The village of Tideswell lies at the heart of the Peak National Park, the first National Park to be established in the British Isles. It boasts a fine Norman church, the "Cathedral of the Peak", and is a convenient centre for walks in the beautiful valleys of Millers Dale, Tideswell Dale, Monks Dale and Chee Dale.Here the Tideswell Dale Rock Shop has been supplying fine mineral specimens to museums, educational establishments and private collectors for well over 40 years. Shops like it, "Petrifaction Museums", have been a feature of the Derbyshire Peak District for 300 years. The Peak has several unique deposits of ornamental stones and in addition to offering a wide variety of mineral and fossil "petrifactions" for sale the "petrifactioneers" worked these ornamental materials into items of jewellery and other small objets d'art. These materials include:

Blue John A banded blue, purple and white variety of fluorite.

Ashford Black Marble A jet black limestone. This is inlaid with other coloured stones and shells in floral designs after the style of Florentine pietra dure

We are proud to have continued this rich tradition and can offer visitors a selection of worked examples of these materials. And for the mineral collector we have the largest range of mineral specimens in the U.K.

Another fair at the superbly appointed Garden Rooms at Tennants.

For further details click on the poster below!



Shop open by appointment : Telephone 01298-871606 or 01433-620304

Why not look at our other pages . . . . . . . . .

Mineral and Fossil Specimens

Collector's Corner

If you wish to order from any of our web pages you can ORDER ON-LINE

We can accept payment by :-

* Cheque or Eurocheque in pounds sterling

* International Money Order

* Check in US dollars drawn on a US bank

* VISA, Mastercard or Eurocard. If you are concerned about the security aspects of sending your card number by email then use the number at the head of this page to phone or fax it to us.

Prices are quoted in English pounds and US dollars. And please note that some browsers have problems with the symbol for the English pound. So whatever it looks like the sign "£" in front of a number means "pounds sterling"! 

To find out more about Tideswell and the Peak District why not try . . . . . . . .

The Peak Lapidary and Mineral Society

Tideswell on Line

Other web sites of interest . . . . . . . .

Mirrorstone Crystals

Mine Exploration in the Northern Pennines


Dan  Weinrich

Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club

Sheilds Flynn

The Mineralogy Club of Antwerp, Belgium

The Meteorite Market

Jolyon Ralph 's Mineral Data Site

Peak District Tourist Information

And for a different form of relaxation try HERE!