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Visit us at the below 2015 shows!


Hello I'm Ed Rigel, owner of Applegate Lapidary. I am 3rd generation in the lapidary field. I was born and raised in Oregon; digging before I could walk. I dig, collect and also purchase collections from around the world. I do all my own cutting and polishing (to a mirror finish) in my shop. I am one of only two people who have successfully imported petrified wood from Zimbabwe, Africa. I have wood specimens from Arizona, Blue Forest Wyoming, Hubbard Basin Nevada, Humboldt Nevada, Tuscarora Nevada, Elko Nevada, McDermitt Oregon, Utah, Cycad and Zimbabwe, Africa. If you have any questions or are looking for any rare wood specimens (collectors) feel free to drop me an email. Thanks and enjoy our site.


2015 Spring Show Dates

  • Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show
    Ramada Limited, Room 136
    665 N Freeway
    Tucson AZ
    New Old Stock Hubbard Basin Slabs
    Arizona Large Slabs & More Slabs Bookends Stand Ups & Tumbled
    Gary Green Stand ups & tumbled
    Also Cave Man Lapidary in Rm 145 1st time Seen Old Collection
    Jan 30 St - Feb11 Th 9 AM -6 PM

  • Best Bead Show
    Kino Veterans Community Center
    Space H 1,2,3
    2805 East Ajo Way
    Tucson AZ
    Feb 4 Th 10 AM -8 PM
    Feb 5 Th -7 Th 10 AM -6 PM
    Feb 8 Th 10 AM -5 PM

  • Imperial Valley Gem & Mineral Society
    Imperial Valley Expo
    200 East ND Street,
    Imperial, CA
    Feb 27 Thru March 8 Th
    Mon -Fri 4 PM - 10 PM
    Sat Sun 10 Pm - 10 PM

  • Salinas Valley Rock & Gem Club
    Spreckles Veterans Memorial Building
    5Th & Llano
    Spreckles, CA
    March 14 Th -15 Th 10 AM - 5 PM

  • Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society
    Calaveras County Fairgrounds
    101 Frog town Road,
    Angels Camp, CA March 28 Th 10 AM - 5PM -29 Th 10AM -4PM

  • Paradise Gem & Mineral Club
    Silver Dollar Fair Grounds
    2337 Fair Street, Chico CA April 4th - 5th 10 AM - 4 PM

  • Orange Count Fair
    Crafters Village
    88 Fair Drive
    Costa Mesa, CA
    July 17 Th - Aug 16 Th Closed Mon & Tues Open


Contact Us: Applegatelapidary@volcano.net

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wood log
Largest log imported from Africa to date
(and yeah, it's Chromium Green - very rare)

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