Meet The Fossil Cartel Staff

Meet Jem, The Fossil Cartel Sales Associate and Web Manager

Ever since Jem can remember, he’s spent plenty of time around rocks and minerals.  Some of his favorite memories include going to the gem and mineral shows in Tucson and Munich, as well as hunting for Oregon Sunstone on a camping trip to the mine with his family.  He enjoys spending time volunteering at Outdoor School, traveling, and doing anything with his friends. Some of Jem’s favorite minerals include pietersite, dioptase, and opal.

Meet Anne, The Fossil Cartel Assistant Manager

Anne is originally from Pennsylvania where she began her love for rocks and fossils. One of her favorite childhood memory includes “rock picking” with her grandfather which is when she began collecting specimens. Anne spends her free time making jewelry, working with polymer clay and creating wearable art. She is also a volunteer at KBOO Community Radio. Her favorite rocks are amethyst and celestite.

Meet Shaum, The Fossil Cartel Sales Associate

Shaum began digging up and collecting small rocks when she was a little girl in her childhood backyard and in the new home development sites nearby. She rediscovered her passion a few years ago and has been inseparable ever since. She is endlessly fascinated with all of the different formations, varieties and intricacies of rocks and minerals. The fact that there is so much to learn and discover in the mineral kingdom is another reason for her continued intrigue. It’s an entire world to be discovered! Being in a rock shop feels like home to her. 

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