D.B.A. GTC Rock Shop & science education center
Below is a glimpse at our history timeline:
2006: Research, feasibility studies, and efforts to create our business plan first began
2009: Mobile Mining Experience “officially” became operational. We began by operating out of the basement of the founder’s home and one 10 x 20 storage unit. We quickly out grew the space we added more and bigger storage units.
2013: Moved storage into a dairy barn that was built back in the 1800's
2014: Moved operations into our existing commercial warehouse space with a loading dock.
January 2015: Geologic Times Corporation was formed as the first step of our planned expansion
January 2016: The DBA of Mobile Mining Experience, along with its mission plan and daily operations, was officially transferred to Geologic Times Corporation. As a full “C” corporation, GTC is its own entity thus making it more eligible for grants
November 2019: Establish the new "DBA" of GTC Rock Shop and opened our first brick & mortar retail store at Francis Scott Key Mall, Fredrick MD
January 2020: First steps taken to gradually phase out the use of our "DBA" Mobile Mining Experience" and begin to utilize the DBA of GTC Rock Shop as much as possible moving forward
December, 2021: Moved one door up from our original brick and mortar store
at FSK Mall, Frederick MD to our new 6,000 sq ft home. This will feature a new and
bigger retail showroom, a 54 seat classroom / activity room, a wide range of educational
displays, a gem and fossil mining flume, and more.