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WE HAVE CLOSED OUR WALK IN RETAIL STORE, BUT DON’T WORRY, YOU CAN CONTINUE TO FIND US ON EBAY AND FACEBOOK.  

THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL CUSTOMERS FOR THE PAST 60 YEARS!!

GRANDPA WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD!!

The Ebersole family has been in the rock business since Leo got the “bug” in the early 1950’s. The “bug” turned into a full scale business in 1958 when a highway expansion moved us out of our old location to a new shop west of Wichita on 54 Highway.

We thought, at the time, that we would be there forever. We grew and expanded over the years to become one of the largest in the Nation, with our large mail order department. But then in 2000, the highway department decided it needed to expand again and we were again deported. This time the move was monumental. It took months to pack, build a new facility and move into our new location at 5830 W. Hendryx. We’re still in west Wichita, just 4 miles east of our old place, but this time on the north side of 54 Highway. We’re easy to find, just east of the Sam’s/Wal Mart location and before you get to Furniture Row. We’ve worked long and hard to get our new facility ready for business again and are ready and eager to serve you. We’re still your complete Lapidary Supplier. Check with us when you need Lapidary supplies and tumblers, jewelry and silver smithing equipment and supplies. We’re your “One-stop-shop” for your hobby needs.

Ada, the matriarch of the family passed away in November 2010, but was still working in the office at the age of 97! Her oldest son Len travels to various Gem and Mineral Shows all over the United States and gets a chance to meet many of you. Del, Ada’s middle son, works right here at the home shop, keeping the Lapidary and mail order department running smoothly. Val, his daughter, operates the eBay store. Carolyn, Ada’s only daughter, does all the bookkeeping and manages the daily operations.  You can always email us us ebersolerocks@sbcglobal.net or find us on ebay at http://myworld.ebay.com/ebersolerocks/

16 Comments

  1. Kimberly Elkins replied:

    Ebersole’s Rocks! I love this place.

  2. Kristin Clark replied:

    What a treasure we have found, in Ebersole. AS long as you are in business, we will be dedicated customers. Love the “family” feel of the store and wonderful selection of real stone beads. Thank-you, for helping us grow our business as well.

  3. Karen Carney replied:

    This is the most amazing place ever. Honestly, I was and still am so inspired by this store. I love the family that owns and runs Ebersoles. If you like rocks. If you like beads and very cool people, you need to check this place out. I adore going in and do so on a regular basis. It is a touch stone kind of place for me.

  4. Richard Gotschall, Sr. replied:

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    This store is the BEST!!! I started making more and better pieces of jewelry. They not only have a fabulous selection, but whenever my wife and I have been there the staff has been both helpful and super friendly !!!! No matter what your intrest in all things rock and or jewelry you Have to shop there. If you have never been there plan a short stop and check them out. ( make sure you have lots of time, you will see why, trust me)

  5. Robert Fisher replied:

    I live here in Wichita but I am disabled so I use on-line shopping. I get fast service and I always got great paoducts. I spent a lot of money when I used to be able to walk. Great goin’. Did you ever get gold panning supplies? I buy gold on line too.

  6. Grover Whitely replied:

    Are you all still selling on-line? I’ve been to your store, however that has become rather hard to do since I’ve moved out of Kansas.

  7. Bruce Caldwell replied:

    I remember the old store on W. Kellogg from when I was a child during the 1960’s and then when I would come back to Wichita on Vacation in the 1970’s-80’s-90’s it was one of the places to visit. I truly enjoyed the old store with it’s piles of rocks everywhere and dusty surroundings but hey nothing remains the same but change itself. Keep up the great work…!!! Bruce

  8. Kathleen replied:

    Your ebay link doesn’t work. =( Was wondering about a “Stone Gauge Jewelers Mounting Diamond Gauge” one that would show me different shapes and sizes for diamonds etc. Do you carry them? Thanks! Kath

    • ebersolerocks replied:

      Hi Kath, I’m so sorry, not sure what’s been going on with our site. It didn’t even tell me we had a note. I’m sure you have already found your Diamond Gauge. We don’t carry them, so luckily we wouldn’t have been any help for you. Again, I’m sorry again about the site problems. Here is our ebay site, http://myworldebay.com/ebersolerocks/

  9. Angela Davies replied:

    Sad that the shop had to close. Love to make items for my family and myself. I have long hair and make things to put it up out of the way.

  10. 3ds emulateur replied:

    Greetings from Florida! I’m bored at work so I decided to check out your blog on my iphone
    during lunch break. I really like the information you present here and can’t
    wait to take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how quick your blog loaded on
    my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, excellent blog!

  11. ed replied:

    We just got back from our family vacation and have a 10lb piece of petrified wood we would like to get cut up into 8 pieces for our 8 children to remember the vacation. We are near rose hill. Would you know anyone that can cut it and polish? Thanks

    Ed
    316-616-4535

  12. Sherryl Hubble replied:

    Do you have a catalog and can you help us locate a used rock saw & polisher. Just getting into rocks
    Thanks

    • ebersolerocks replied:

      Good morning Sherryl, Sadly no, we no longer have a catalog. We are all out of our tumblers. However, we used to get ours from a company called Lortone. I believe on their website they should have a list of companies that carry their items. Or maybe you can search ebay for used or new Lortone Tumblers. It’s a really solid brand that lasts years, we suggest starting your search there. Happy hunting!

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