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Visit us at the below 2017 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.


2017 Show Dates

  • Trunk Show at Bead Dreams
    May 19 & 20,  10 AM - 5 PM
      2103 Pacific Ave.,
    Stockton, CA

  • Orange County Fair
    July 14th - Aug 13th
      Crafters Village, Space CUS
    100 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA

  • Denver Bead Renaissance Whole Bead Show
    Czech Glass Beads ONLY
    Sept 14th - Sept 17th 10AM - 6 PM
      451 E. 58th Ave Denver, CO

  • Carmel Valley Gem Show
    September 23 & 24, 10 AM - 5 PM
      Monterey Fairgrounds
    2004 Fairgrounds Road
    Monterey, CA

  • Earth's Treasures
    October 7 & 8, 10 AM - 5 PM
      Nevada County Fairgrounds, Main Building
    11228 McCourtney Road
    Grass Valley, CA

  • Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society
    Nov 4th & 5th 10 am - 5 PM,
    Centre Concord
      5298 Clayton Road, Concord CA
    11228 McCourtney Road
    Grass Valley, CA


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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