About Us

We are a family-owned business run by Doug and Jacqueline Wilson with help from our three children, Christopher, Victoria, and Emilie. After 25 years in retail, restaurant and banking, Jacquie and I decided to relocate to Parrsboro, Nova Scotia to pursue our passion for minerals and geology full time.

We moved into our c1883 Victorian home in February 2012 and opened our shop - Amethyst Boutique - a few months later in May. Since then, we have been busy hosting the many collectors and interested visitors from all over the world that have made Parrsboro a destination for geo-tourism for decades.

Parrsboro became world-renowned for the variety of rare minerals found nearby along the shores of the Bay of Fundy, and the oldest dinosaurs in Canada, largely through the efforts of Eldon George. Eldon has collected and documented Parrsboro's geological heritage for more than 60 years. We are proud to carry on his work showcasing the incredible geology of the area.

We are open 10-7 daily May through December, and most days through the winter months, but you are invited to visit us by chance or appointment any time! Drop us a note at wilsonminerals@eastlink.ca or call (902) 489-4367. And remember to visit our Ebay Store and "follow" us on Facebook!