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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.


2018 Show Dates

  • Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show
    Jan 27th – Feb 10th    9Am – 6PM
      Worldwide Petrified Woods: Arizona Araucaria Pine, Australian RARE Pentoxylon and Osmundas, Hubbard Basin & Zimbabwe Petrified Wood Bookends Slabs Stand Ups Limbs and Tumble.
    Ramada Limited, Room 136
    665 N Freeway Ave., Tucson, AZ
    *SORRY We Will Not Have  our Czech Glass Beads You can place & order & we can bring it to the Ramada Limited*

  • Antioch Lapidary Club Show
    February 17 - 18, Sat & Sun 10AM - 5PM
    Contra Costa County Fairgrounds
    1201 West 10th Street, Antioch, CA 94509

  • Imperial County Fair
    March 2nd-11th
    200 East Second Street
      Imperial, CA 92251

  • Calaveras GEM & JEWELRY SHOW
    March 24 - 25, 2018   Saturday 10 - 5   Sunday 10 - 4
    Calaveras County Fair Grounds
    2465 Gun Club Road, Angels Camp, CA

  • Orange County Fair
    July 13 – August 12th   Crafters Village
    88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 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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