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Bringing 2024 in With Mystic Moraine

Jan/Feb 2024


Holidays with the Mystic Family

After a month break from our Exclusive Club Newsletter we are excited to wish everyone a very happy New Year and hope that everyone survived our January snow storms.

The Mystic Moraine Minerals team celebrated the Holiday's together for our annual Christmas party at our favorite Mexican restaurant. The staff at El Jardin are always a pleasure. It was great to all get together in the same place and share a meal and good times.


Where in the World are Jack and Melissa?

Jack, Melissa and Noah are all enjoying the world renowned Tucson Gem and Mineral show.

The Tucson Gem Show is the biggest and best gem and mineral show in the world. Each year from late January through mid-February Tucson Arizona fills with visitors. More than 65,000 people come to attend the 48 different gem show locations throughout the city. The exhibitions go from the second week of January through the 25th of February.

The Mystic Moraine Minerals booth is part of the 22nd street shows, located on 22nd street in the Main tent.

Thousands of dealers who stock minerals, gems, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, jewelry, beads, art and many other items dot the city. Each location offers something different and one could spend days perusing the show tents and still not see everything. People travel from all over the world to bring their collections to the public. Venders from Brazil, Madagascar, China, Russia and more bringing their countries minerals. Artisans from all corners of the world coming together to make this show truly magical.


Happy Birthday to our Exclusive Members!

January Birthdays

  • January 7th - Jack Hoxie

  • January 8th - Stacie Farrell

  • January 9th - Annette Reilly

  • January 17th - Hannah Gensmer

  • January 19th - Ali Larson

  • January 20th - Michele Trzcinski Ramos

  • January 25th - Rachael Hancock

February Birthdays

  • February 3rd - Mat

  • February 11th - Alicia Lyons

  • February 22nd - Denise Nendza 

  • February 25th - Linda Quarne

Happy Birthday to our fearless Leader and Mystic Moraine Minerals Founder, Jack Hoxie!

Make sure to come in and crack your free geode with us! It's the perfect was to celebrate your birthday.


What new at Mystic Moraine Minerals?

We have several new collections making their way to the sales floor, our website and the Monday night live shows. Jack purchased several private collections of amazing pieces that are just waiting to go home with you. We also received new pieces of Perimineralized Druzy Petrified Wood, Pyrite and Quartz, and Velvet Malachite!

In addition we also have hundreds of new pieces from our consigners. In preparation for Valentines day many have created themed gifts that would make perfect gift's for you or your special someone.


February Mineral of the Month - Calcite

Calcite is the most common form of natural calcium carbonate (CaCO3), a widely distributed mineral known for the beautiful development and great variety of its crystals. It is polymorphous (same chemical formula but different crystal structure) with the minerals aragonite and vaterite and with several forms that apparently exist only under rather extreme experimental conditions.

The carbonate minerals calcite, aragonite, and dolomite have been calculated to make up approximately 15 percent of the Earth’s sediments and sedimentary rocks and about 2 percent of the terrestrial crust. A large percentage of the calcite, the most abundant of these carbonate minerals, occurs in limestones, which constitute noteworthy proportions of many sequences of marine sediments.

Learn more about this mineral here.


Events here at Mystic Moraine Minerals.

Very soon we will be hosting events and crafting days here at Mystic Moraine! We are looking for crafters, educators, and fellow mineral fans who may have interest in hosting an event in our newly refreshed back room. Whether it be teaching a wire-wrapping class, or crafting crystal trees, we would love to foster your talent and bring creativity to our Mystic Moraine community. Contact the store today for more information.


Upcoming Shows!

  • Kettle Moraine Geological Society Annual Rock, Mineral, Gem, and Earth Science Show

March 9th and 10th

Location - Washington County Fair Park & Convention Center

3000 Hwy. PV, West Bend WI

Saturday March 9th 10:00AM- 5:00PM

Sunday March 10th 10:00AM- 4:00PM

Come and see geological and earth science displays, demonstrations, minerals, fossils, Native American artifacts, and our fluorescent rock and mineral display. There are club sales, as well as rock and mineral dealers/sales. Fun and activities for the entire family.

For more information see the calendar below or click here.

  • Badger Rock Club Annual Gem & Mineral Show

March 16th and 17th

Location - Rock County Fair Grounds - 1301 Craig Ave, Janesville Wi

Saturday March 16th 9AM-5PM

Sunday March 17th 9AM-4PM

Dealers, excellent speakers, many beautiful club displays, fluorescent mineral tent, lapidary demonstrations, club sales table, hourly door prizes, educational films.

Activities for kids: Fishpond, spinner game, gem panning, scavenger hunt, rock crafts, and roaming rock wizard.

Food: Vendor food trucks.

Free admission: Free-will donation and free parking.

For more information see the calendar below or click here.


Monday Mineral Madness!

Monday Mineral Madness - Join us every Monday night starting at 7pm central standard time for our Facebook Live Rock Show. Most of the pieces on our Monday night show are brand new inventory that has never seen the sales floor. We offer a variety of statement pieces, pocket stones, and minerals from all over the world!


Mystic Moraine Minerals - Online

We now have minerals on our website! These pieces are specially chosen with our customers in mind. Many pieces in our web collection have never seen the sales floor and are exclusive to the website. We have shipping and pick up options provided for your convenience. You can shop with confidence knowing the piece you purchase in the online store is the exact one you will receive.

You can also explore all the Mystic Moraine Mineral merchandise and mineral themed items and gifts. Stickers, apparel, drink-ware, accessories and so much more with new designs coming soon! Snag a decal for your car to show your support for the rock shop you love, or "Keep calm and Rock on" with a tote bag to carry all your goodies.

Visit our website at to see all that our new online shop has to offer.


Badger Rock Club

The Badger Rock Club was created to stimulate the interest of its members and the general public in the study of Mineralogy, Geology, Paleontology, and Archaeology.

  • Family Membership $20 per year

  • Single Membership $15 per year

Membership forms are available in store at Mystic Moraine Minerals.

This is one club you will want to be a part of!

Join the Badger Rock Club every 2nd Saturday at the community room at Festival Foods (2233 Humes Rd, Janesville, WI) at 10:30am for monthly meetings.

Find the Badger Rock Club on Facebook at 




Thank you for being a part of our Mystic Moraine Minerals Community! 

By joining our Exclusive Club, you receive monthly updates, club exclusive discounts, receive special birthday wishes and be the first to see what's new with Mystic Moraine. 

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