About Taos Rockers Stores
Taos Rockers Storefront
Taos Rockers is both a storefront and an online store. The storefront is a mom & pop mineral and fossil outlet, located in downtown Taos, New Mexico. At our storefront an international collection is displayed in three showrooms including many museum-grade specimens representing every continent except Antarctica.
Take a look inside...
Meet the storefront crew
A wealth of geologic information at Taos Rockers retail store since 2011, you will find Jesse working at the shop now and then.
"An avid amateur mineralogist and field collector for over 30 years, Jesse knows more about New Mexico minerals and their geologic occurrence than most university geology professors in that field, and is a total WOW at identifying minerals from hand samples. And that's just a small piece of it."
Since 2000 he’s specialized in creating exhibits for professional regional- and national-level mineralogical symposiums.
He took intro-level geology courses at Taos Community College.
He’s an artist, particularly enjoying print-making, drawing and sculpture.
Many mineralogical specimens at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology Mineral Museum (Socorro, NM Tech) were collected by Jesse.
He’s still an active collector of mineral specimens, and now particularly enjoys mentoring younger collectors who are willing to learn.
Store front hours:
We will be welcoming customers inside, while observing all public health mandates in New Mexico regarding the Covid-19 outbreak.
Taos Rockers Online store
The Taos Rockers online store is where we "open our warehouse doors" and provide access to Taos Rocker's insurmountable back-stock inventory that does not fit in the storefront location!
As our collection has grown into ample volume to stock two stores, we have "opened a new store" online.
Because the online store is a representation of our warehouse inventory, the physical storefront and the online store may or may not carry the same products.
The stores are, however, married and communicate with each other! So if you are looking for something that you cannot find in one store, we will happily search the inventory of both stores to help you find what you are interested in!
Behind the Scenes
When Anne and Cortney decided to implement an online store for Taos Rockers, Kai had the experience to help them. What started as a part-time endeavor at the shop became a full-time job in developing and later managing the Taos Rockers website from her office. She is assisted by her very special helper, Theodor (now 2 yo), who brightens our days when he joins his mom at work. "
Taos Rockers Newsletters
Written by Martha Sykes; resident geologist and reiki master at Taos Rockers. Martha has a BS in Geology; in Hawaii she served as a one-woman geology department at Hawaii Pacific University, teaching physical geology, natural disasters, mineralogy, geochemistry, environmental science, global change, marine geology, hydrogeology, and sedimentology. Along the way she moved into administration, finishing her tenure at HPU as the head of research and grants administration. Martha is also a level IV Reiki Master and she has apprenticed with Heather Ash Amara and is a certified Warrior Goddess facilitator. She has studied extensively with Colette Baron-Reid and is a certified oracle guide. In Peru she was initiated and attuned with Earthkeeper energy by an Andean q’ero. And that brings her full circle back into earth “science."
Taos Rockers is owned & managed by Cortney Stewart and Anne Brenner ~ In business since '08
Who we are...
Cortney Stewart earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology (and Biology) from NM Tech. He has 35 years of experience as a mineral landman and has traveled extensively across the western US. He is a lifetime member of the New Mexico Geological Society, a Friend of the Mineral Museum (NM Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources), and a member of the Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club and the Los Alamos Geological Society. At an early age in his career, he contracted gold fever – fortunately it remains in remission.
|Anne Brenner earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance & Banking from Southern Methodist University (SMU Dallas). She has 38years of experience in private practice as a property manager (Real Estate Broker) and in custodial accounting. Prior to establishing Taos Rockers with Cortney, Anne thought gemstones came from Tiffany’s. She has since dug her own gemstones, had them cut and set in jewelry and can be seen wearing those stones in the shop.|
Our way of doing things...
- Anne & CortneyRead about Taos Rockers' international mineral collection trips HERE