Have known Eldon George for over 50 years. A true gentleman and great citizen of Parrsboro and Nova Scotia. Eldon has done so much for the geological history of the area. He started it all in his youth. I was so glad when he became a member of the Order of Nova Scotia. His collection and donation to the Fundy Geological Museum is immeasurable.
Thank you Eldon George.
— Mac Bennett, Lwr. Sackville and Fraserville
While I have never spoken to Eldon George, his Rock and Mineral Shop are a highlight of my memories of Parrsboro. I have visited the shop a few times when I completing my BSc in Earth Science. I am now working towards my PhD in Earth Science. I would definitely say that the rock and mineral shop, along with the amazing local geology of the Bay of Fundy, were inspirations for me to pursue Earth Science.
Thank you Eldon, I am sure you have inspired many students just like myself to show an interest and passion for nature.
— Nicole Marshall
I went to Parrsboro when I was ten (I am the one in the dinosaur t-shirt). I always had a love for fossils. I was really looking forward to going to the Fundy Geological Museum but it was closed due to renovations. The people in the gift shop told me to go to Eldon’s store. When I got there I was amazed by the huge collection of stuff and his accomplishments. I started talking to him and shared my interests in rocks and fossils. He then started to give my some agates and amethyst to take home for free. Eldon was a huge inspiration to me, he told me to collect rocks and fossils because you enjoy it, not because it’s your job, or you feel like you have to.
A few years later a did a science fair project on fossils that won a gold medal at the Canada Wide Science Fair. Part of my inspiration to do that project on fossils was because of what Eldon had said when I met him. To this day it remains my favourite rock shop, and I have visited ones across the country. Thank you Eldon!
— Emily Cross
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