About Us

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Proven success, expert support

British Fossils is the UK's leading  wholesaler of rock and mineral gifts and gemstone jewellery. Our customers include gift shops, theme parks, zoos, museums and visitor centres.

Our Dorset head office is just 20 miles from The Jurassic Coast - a World Heritage Site that boasts rock strata recording 185 million years of the Earth's history.

With more than 30 years' of expertise, we make it simple, profitable and enjoyable for you to retail  crystals, minerals and fossils, and our tried and tested selections come 'ready-to-sell' in special display packs - just watch buyers snap them up!

Pick-up Line Packs - affordable, enticing gifts for impulse buyers.

Small Box Packs - display-cased specimens that convert one-off buyers into collectors.

Gemstone Jewellery -  A wide range of attractive and popular semi-precious jewellery to suit all tastes and pockets.

We have a wide range of other unusual gifts and stones including agate and onyx, tumbled gemstones, mineral candle holders, amethyst, rose quartz and fools gold.....even fossil shark teeth!

To boost your retail profits, call our friendly, professional staff - 01258 857035 or email us at

 

Why British Fossils?

Q. I've never stocked rocks, crystals, fossils or minerals before, how will I know what to buy?

A. British Fossils have over 30 years experience supplying rocks and minerals to the gift trade, and have developed a product range that is full of proven best sellers. We are happy to help you tailor a mix of products that will suit your customers and in the unlikely event that you want to change your mind we will swap fully re-saleable stock for a different product. Call our sales team on 01258 857035.

Q. Why should I buy my rock and mineral gifts from British Fossils?

A. We buy all our top-grade stock to a consistent quality and size. Therefore you never have to worry about your deliveries or spending time grading and pricing products, and the stock is nearly always available for swift delivery from our UK warehouse. This, together with our helpful sales team always on the end of a telephone, means you have all the ease of buying you could wish for.

Q. What if I want to see the products before I buy them or even choose my own?

A. We have a large showroom, open to trade customers only, at our Dorset head office. As well as having all the products displayed here we have many individual pieces, new lines and clearance stock to view. We make a very good cup of tea and coffee, even throw in a snack, and cover your petrol costs with free stock if your journey exceeds 50 miles and you spend £200 or more. Please call us on 01258 857035 to make an appointment.

If you can't make the journey to Dorset you can always visit us at one of the trade shows we attend or one of our agents may be able to call on you with samples and advice.

 

New Retailers

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Q: Why start retailing fossil, mineral and crystal gifts if you've never done it before?

A: It makes great business sense for several reasons:

  • you will enjoy excellent profit margins.

  • They are extremely popular.

  • There is no need for expensive displays or specialist shop fittings.

  • They do not require any specialist knowledge.

Q: Who buys mineral and fossil gifts?

A: rocks, minerals and gemstone jewellery make great gifts for buyers of all ages. They are:

  • perfect for gift-buyers seeking that special something different

  • perceived as higher value gifts

  • highly affordable, with prices starting at under £1

  • ideal for holidaymakers seeking robust easy-to-pack gifts that travel well

  • timeless and educational for children and adults alike

  • popular with both men and women

Q: Why should I buy them from British Fossils?

A: We've spent the last 30 years making rock and mineral retailing as easy and profitable as we can for you - for more information, read About Us

Need to know more? Please call our friendly, professional staff on 01258 857035 or email us at

 

Our ethics, attitude to social responsibility and the environment.

British Fossils takes its social and environmental responsibilities very seriously.

  • Our rocks, minerals and fossils, although attractive and educational, are all 'common' and occur in essentially inexhaustible quantities (the Earth's crust is, after all, entirely made up of rocks and minerals!)

  • Any specimens we come across that are rare or of scientific value are donated to museums.

  • Much of our material is a by-product of other mining activities (e.g. for roadstone or copper). Any mining specifically for the materials we use is done on a small scale at locations that are not environmentally sensitive.

  • Very little of our material derives from living plants and animals and we refuse to work with any materials, such as coral or whole shells, which could have an environmental impact.

  • Wherever possible, the Company Directors have visited and inspected the mines and factories that produce our goods worldwide to ensure that strict standards are adhered to with regard to working conditions, Health and Safety, child labour and similar issues.

If you would like further information on how we source products, we will be pleased to provide it.

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