Founder’s Corner Stone

Founder’s Corner Stone

Founder’s Corner Stone

Minerals & RocksIt takes an ambitious and driven personality to go out into the world and pursue your passions. Especially if those passions include founding and operating a world class African safari park. Peter and Nancy Lang are living embodiments of those traits and had to be driven indeed to turn a passion for wildlife into the dynamic and ever-growing wildlife preserve that Safari West is today.

As incredible as this accomplishment is, our founders’ interests aren’t limited to wildlife conservation but stretch into all aspects of the natural world. Peter has spent the last several years fascinated by geology and has amassed what is now the largest gem and mineral collection in Sonoma County! Some of this impressive collection is available for purchase at the Trading Post gift shop here at Safari West. And more is on the way!

Peter is on the final leg of his most recent gem-buying expedition and has been sending along photographs of his finds. He’s made some truly stunning acquisitions and many of these pieces will be arriving on property in a matter of days. If you share the Lang’s’ love of these gorgeous and fascinating minerals, come by, explore the collection, and maybe take some of it home with you.