About Taos Rockers Stores
Taos Rockers Storefront
Taos Rockers has been in business in Taos, New Mexico, since 2011, located in the historic district in an adobe-and-viga storefront. Owned and operated by Cortney Stewart and Anne Brenner (Taos born, raised and current residents), the store has three rooms filled with all things mineral and rock - mineral and fossil specimens, jewelry, decor items, loose crystals and polished pebbles, stoneware, books, maps and more.
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 an extension of the adobe-and-viga storefront. We've picked the best of what's in the Taos store that is reasonable to sell online and made it available to a worldwide audience.
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.
Behind the Scenes
Taos Rockers Newsletters
Martha has the fun job of writing newsletters for Taos Rockers, as well as working in the adobe-and-viga store one day a week, and doing a lot of the informational and product work for the website. She has a BS in Geology with Honors from UNC-Chapel Hill. She took their required 6-week field mapping course in 1975, and that's what got her to New Mexico the first time - it was (and still is) located in Ranchos de Taos, NM. She received her Ph.D. in Geology from Arizona State University. Later she served as a one-woman geology department at Hawaii Pacific University, finishing her time there as the head of research and grants administration. Martha is also a level IV Reiki Master and 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