Our History


Rockshop was registered in 1989 by Clinton Burhouse as a division of Burhouse Limited, a company that has been trading since 1969 in semi-precious gemstone products.

Rockshop created a unique range of repeatable natural products by combining innovative print and packaging with minerals and fossils imported directly from countries such as South Africa, Brazil, Morocco and Madagascar.

This “Ready to Retail” range was then catalogued and marketed to museums, cave shops and visitor attractions across the UK, and is still core to our catalogue today.

I started working at Rockshop in 1991 and soon developed a passion for sourcing great quality minerals and fossils. I enjoyed travelling around the globe and meeting people that also love rocks, helping to make our business what it is today.

In 2017 Rockshop Wholesale became an independent limited company and in March 2018 moved into its own one thousand square metre premises in Meltham Mills.

Clinton’s original ethic “treat people how you would like to be treated” is still key to how we conduct our day-to-day business with everyone it involves.

As a company we are driven by a passion, enthusiasm, and mutual respect for everything in the natural world.

Given the opportunity we would love to be your partners in running a successful business.

We love Rocks!


Jonathan Burhouse

Managing Director

Rockshop Wholesale Limited

May 2019