Greinasafni: Austurland einnig undir: Söfn
You can’t judge a rock by its cover
Auðun’s Stone & Mineral Collection
Rocks, for me, have always been pretty much, well...just rocks. Then I went to East Iceland and got a whole new perspective on the hidden dimension of rock insides that I barely knew existed.
Auðunn Baldursson of Djúpivogur has been collecting stones for the past 21 years but four years ago decided to bring his hobby to new levels, by investing in a stone cutter and polishing equipment. Auðunn obviously enjoys the look of delight and surprise on the faces of his visitors as he turns each rock around, exposing their impressive colours and patterns.

The pride and joy of his private collection is the 460 kg monster of a rock containing agate, quartz crystal and zeolyte which is the largest of its type ever found in Iceland. The small entrance fee of 500kr per person will help Auðun realise his dream of moving the collection out from above his mechanic’s shop and into a more suitable location.

Auðun’s Stone Collection
Mörk 8b • 765 Djúpivogur
+354 861 0570
audunn@steinasafn.is
www.steinasafn.is

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