Gitche Gumee Landing contains the Gitche Gumee Landing Gift and Rock Shop and Red Metal Minerals Wholesale Operation.
Gitche Gumee Landing Gift Shop is a retail store offering unique candles made on site by Upper Peninsula Candle Company, Designs by Guinevere - a line of agate/copper/rock jewelry made by the owner, other unique gifts, and a rock shop area stocked by Red Metal Minerals.
Guinevere has owned Upper Peninsula Candle company and Gitche Gumee Landing Gift shop for over 12 years, after retiring from Michigan Technological University, and Sungard Higher Education. She has a Master of Science Degree in Business and a liberal Arts Bachelors degree.
Red Metal Minerals, has been a wholesale mineral business for over 40 years, owned by Richard Whiteman, specializing in Michigan materials and items made from .999 pure solid copper. Richard also owned and operated the Caledonia Mine for over 30 years. He mined for specimens, and offered various collecting (as seen on the Travel Channel) and educational opportunities.
He also co-founded The Red Metal Retreat with the Seaman Mineral Museum. They operated the retreat for many years, and it is now called Keweenaw Mineral Days.
He was the 2006 recipient of the Carnegie Mineralogical Award, honoring outstanding contributions in mineralogical preservation, conservation, and education, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of mineralogy.
You may see our product offerings on these pages, however you must register as a wholesale customer to see the pricing. Call (906)884-6618, or go to the Red Metal tab, and click on wholesale signup. New Michigan wholesale customers must fill out the Michigan Tax Exempt Status form, and non-Michigan wholesale customers must provide their resale tax ID.