Free Shipping Offer

We are offering FREE standard shipping for most domestic mail orders placed with our Asheville, North Carolina wholesale warehouse this June.

(* = Some exclusions do apply like flats and fold up boxes, rough material, and orders for entire containers.)

(This shipping offer ends on June 30th, 2024. Unfortunately, it is restricted to the contiguous United States [Lower 48 states and the District of Columbia]. Mail orders are not available from our Tucson wholesale warehouse.)

About Us

Enter the Earth is a purveyor of fine rocks, minerals, and fossils based out of Asheville, North Carolina.  We are one of the largest direct importers of stones from Madagascar.  Our retail store opened in 2002 and we began selling wholesale in 2004.

Tucson, AZ Wholesale Warehouse

Our ~10,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Tucson, Arizona is open for scheduled events like the Tucson gem show.  It is not currently open by appointment.  Future events will be be posted on our wholesale calendar.

Asheville, NC Wholesale Warehouse

Our main ~17,000 sq. ft. warehouse is located just outside of downtown Asheville, North Carolina.  It is open by appointment all year long.  Qualified wholesale customers may schedule a visit Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Call 828-318-8607 to check for availability.  Walk-in appointments are discouraged since the warehouse closes periodically when our crew is away at gem shows.  Mail orders are available all year long.

(There is a $100.00 minimum at our North Carolina warehouse.)

Online Catalog

A username and password are required to access our online catalog.  Please click below to fill out an online application.  Domestic customers must attach a scan or photo of your state issued resale certificate. A federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) is insufficient.  Please check out our FAQ to see the paperwork requirements for your state.

(There is a $350.00 minimum for wholesale mail orders.)

Gem Show Calendar

Enter the Earth began by vending at music festivals and we continue to sell at gems shows across the country.  While some events are wholesale only, others are open to the general public.  Please click below to see our upcoming rock tour calendar.

Fossil Map

Looking for the ages, localities, and known genera of our ammonites?  Please click below to learn more about our fossils.

Social Responsibility

Enter the Earth underwrites the operations of the Ocean Jasper® mines in northwestern Madagascar and a factory in the capital city Antananarivo.  Please click below to read more about the mining and factory safety practices there, charitable giving, and community projects.

Ocean Jasper®

Paul Obeniche discovered the source of Ocean Jasper® in 1999.  He was the mentor of Nader Kawar, the owner of Enter the Earth.  We took over operations of the mine in 2013 when Paul retired and became the trademark owner of the name in 2022.  You can learn more about the geology and history of Ocean Jasper® by reading the article below.

Product Descriptions

Looking for background information on a rock, mineral, or fossil that you are unfamiliar with?  Click below to check out our product descriptions page.  You can also use it to navigate our wholesale catalog by an alphabetical A-Z list.

Flat and Fold Up Instructions

Are you new to assembling mineral flats and fold up specimen boxes?  Please click below for our online instructions.

Blog

Both our Office for Geological Research and Metaphysical Department regularly blog about both scientific and spiritual topics.  Pease click below to read their articles.

Asheville, NC Retail Store

Are you a retail customer?  Our store is located inside the historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville, North Carolina.  Please click below for more information or to shop with us online.