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Mineral World and the Scratch Patch

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Address: 9808 Seaport Pl, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
Phone Number:
2506560791
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30

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Nice, Interesting Shop

This little shop was directly across from our hotel, the Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa. It has a nice selection of jewellery made from gems and a nice area for kids to explore... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
GoRdrs
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Regina, Canada
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Regina, Canada
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This little shop was directly across from our hotel, the Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa. It has a nice selection of jewellery made from gems and a nice area for kids to explore different minerals. The girl working there was friendly and informative and it was a good place to stop and look around. I think it would be a... More 

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Thank GoRdrs
Manitoba, Canada
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820 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Was delighted to find this shop as we were exploring the area around Beacon Park shops. I was specifically looking for a piece of polished labradorite. The lady who ran the shop was very helpful, showing me a couple of options, where the colours of the stone just glowed. So many interesting rocks, some breathtaking pieces of amethyst. Could spend... More 

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Thank Lynda D
Vancouver, Canada
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I read some of the reviews that the place opened since july 2016. Their website still say is permenantly closed. we figure since we are heading to beacon hill park, we should check out this store. Yes, it's open. my boys buy some interesting rocks and get all excited. They are into mineral rocks ever since we got back from... More 

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Thank AsiatripWQB
Campbell River, Canada
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is definitely a neat place to visit in the summer if you are visiting Sidney. It is only open seasonally though. I much prefer the old store where you could sit outside and pick through the variety of rocks, both large and small, and fill your bag. They still have a nice variety of rocks and gems and very... More 

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Thank brainhead75
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

It's wonderful to be able to explore rocks and minerals! At Mineral World I always learn something new when I stop in. My grandchildren love going there too!

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Thank Sandy T
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Apparently it had been closed for a while but just re-opened this weekend (July 2016), so be aware that prior reviews and the website that is out there all appear to be for the prior version. We stopped in after getting breakfast in Sidney before catching the ferry and it was a great end of trip activity for our kids... More 

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Management response:

Thanks so much for the comments.... yes we are open again in newly renovated space... explore the caves, collect gemstones from around the world, shop for exquisite jewellery and gifts... We are open every day and so excited to be part of the Sidney area once again. We hope to see you soon. More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

It's a great place to bring children. Lots of tactile displays and inexpensive and unique gifts. Good learning opportunity for kids who are interested in rocks and minerals.

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Thank J T
Sidney, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

A typical seaside tourist shop...with a twist. Kids love to "mine" their own treasures in the grottoes and it makes for a very enjoyable hour or so.

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Canada
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689 reviews
269 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Used to display interesting minerals and a larger gift shop. Unfortunately it appears permanently closed.

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1 Thank DEEvaluator
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Confirmed that it's closed. Recommended by colleagues and excited to see but now closed. Through windows we could see how much fun and unique it was and too bad we didnt find it sooner as both our kids love rocks.

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