All about Jessy! She started this whole website and rock business! When she was just 12 years old!!!
Amazing... Now she's a young adult lady and she still loves rocks and minerals!

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Jessy and Sarah study up close their rocks

Jessy's Story.....

We began to study rocks and minerals in our homeschool studies in 2003. Apparently, Jessy decided that she really liked this, and began her own collection. Maggie too, but well, Maggie collects hamsters, too, so she made a nice collection, but was ready to move on to weather studies!

But not Jessy! She filled one box and then another.

Soon, we were looking up links and going to rock shows and hunting around old quarries. She was bitten with the rock hound fever! We searched for good quality specimen kits but were sorely disappointed. Most were teeny little specimens, glued to a cheap cardboard with hardly any information and expensive! We began to purchase collections from old rock hounds that were done with their collections and then moved on to wholesale mineral purchases! Dragon Mountain Treasures was born.

Jessy began to assemble a great kit for kids to see and explore and experience the fun of rock collecting. Her kits have great specimens, individually bagged and identified. Easy to hold, big enough to examine with a magnifying glass up close to see crystaline structure. Easy to compare with other family specimens.

A good, honest value from a cool rock hound kid!

And she created this website to help teach other kids to love geology! RockhoundKids.com was born soon after she began to make kits for kids. They just went together... teaching, sharing and collecting!

So take a look and learn a little bit about rocks and minerals from a great kid.

Maggie and a HUGE quartz cluster!

Jessy's on the RockhoundBlog!

They wrote a little article about Jessy and Rockhoundkids.com! How cool!

Click To Read all about it on the RockhoundBlog

 

 

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In April of 2008, Rock and Gem Magazine wrote an article about Jessy! How cool!

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Our Rock and Mineral Kits are all supplied by
Dragon Mountain Treasures - A kid-owned company!


Jessy Chekal started this delightful company in 2002, after she visited a rock and mineral show to start a basic collection of her own. She and her family had been studying Earth Science in their homeschool and she fell in love with the bits of earth! Excited, she began to look for kits to help her get started economically, however, she only found expensive kits with little bits glues to cardboard from some third world country. The specimens were of poor grade and the kits lacked excitement.

She began to investigate purchasing large amounts of rocks and designed several great kits for families to enjoy the art of rockhounding. She owns and operates her own website, www.RockHoundKids.com and she wrote a monthly newsletter for kids, free!

Jessy designs, creates and assembles all her own kits. She purchases her own specimens by
searching for wholesale large purchases and also, rockhounds her own materials (with permission from land-owners of course!) and also hunts on eBay to buy up collections from those selling
off their mineral collections.

She graduated from her homeschool studies in 2008 and went to college to learn photography! Now she still owns and operates her rock and mineral company for kids, does freelance photography and lives on a small homestead farm with her mother and sister!

An awesome young lady with a bright future ahead!

You can visit her photograhy site at: www.chekal.com

and visit her family's farm at www.chekal.com/farm

Of course, she loves creating and offering these great Earth Science kits for kids to help develop the love of rockhounding and mineral collection that she so loves!

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Interesting Facts about our Website

If you’re looking for rocks and minerals for kids, you’ve come to the right place. Kids really seem to love rocks, minerals, and fossils and enjoy collecting them, and sometimes trading them with their rock hound kid friends. It’s educational and fun for the whole family. The great thing about collecting rocks and minerals is that it’s a fun way to learn about earth science, as well as how rock and mineral specimens are formed.

Are you a Grandparent looking for a great gift for you grandchild? You might want to consider a rock and mineral kit for your rock hound grandchild. Fossil kits also make a wonderful gift that will encourage and drive children’s curiosity about geology and earth science. Imagine the look on their faces when they open a rock kit and find gorgeous specimens like amethyst, calcite, geodes, and quartz. The study of rocks and rock formations are fun for kids and adults alike.

You don’t have to have a degree in geology or earth science to be a rock hound. Rocks, minerals, and fossils can be studied and enjoyed by kids of all ages. Each rock kit comes with a booklet or fact sheet of information on the specimens contained in the kits. The various rocks and minerals make for interesting discussion pieces, and you’ll have great samples to show your friends, and fellow rock collectors.

Fossils are rock treasures that kids love to show off to their friends. Rock hounds love to have fossils in their collection along with more attractive rocks and minerals. Fossils have started many a child off to a lifelong study of geology, archaeology, and marine biology. It’s fascinating to find rocks that contain the skeletal frames of marine life, plant life, insects and animals millions of years old.

Are you a school teacher looking for great teaching aids? Rock hound rock and mineral kits are a great way to motivate your students to take an interest geology and earth science. Perhaps you’re planning a science fair, or have a science club, if so, then consider these rocks and minerals for kids at your next fair or meeting.

Kids love to hunt for rocks and fossils, but often there are no places for them to dig, and even if there are, often they are on private property. Rock and mineral kits, and fossil kits are a great way for kids to actually get their hands on these specimens. Rock hound kids will be able to have a collection of rocks and minerals including amethyst, quartz, pyrite, geode, calcite, and many others. Fossils include ammonite, dinosaur bone, turritella, and petrified wood.

Have you ever thought about starting your own rock hound club? A club for adults and children, as well as a great educational hobby for families to share. Rock kits are a wonderful way to get a start in rock collecting, and kids love to trade rocks and minerals with other kids. There are plenty of species of rocks and minerals, and they are not that expensive, and well worth the investment.


If you’re looking for inexpensive rock and mineral specimens for kids, then you need not look any further. We’ve assembled a great variety of rock, mineral, and fossil kits for kids that are inexpensive, yet good sized specimens. If you have a rock hound kid in your house, and you want to encourage them to study rocks and minerals, then we have what you need for you rock collecting little geologist.

Most people struggle with terms like metamorphic, sedimentary, igneous, and rock cycle, and why not, these are terms that scientists use in the field of geology. It’s important to know these terms for sure, but you can still enjoy, collect,, and appreciate rocks, minerals, and fossils. Many a child started their career in geology through collecting rocks and minerals.

If you’re looking for great gift ideas or stocking stuffers, rock and minerals kits are a great idea for you little geologist. Imagine them waking up on Christmas morning to a socking filled with geodes, or amethyst.