Dan has rocks in his head! His experience as a rock & mineral collector began at the age of 5. His mentor was Bob Rusbar, an archeologist and mineralogist in Forty Fort, PA, as he was growing up. He introduced Dan to rocks and the mania began! As an adult, Dan was introduced to another mentor, Ed McFarland from Clarks Summit, PA, who raised his expertise several more levels.
Dan has visited mineral museums and has attended mineral shows all over the United States. He has also collected minerals in the field in Brazil.
P&D’s mineral specimens range from museum quality specimens to very affordable pieces for kids off all ages. Dan hosts two mineral shows a year at P&D, however rocks and minerals are available for sale every day at P&D. Dan is always available to help customers identify their own specimens.