contact info

Visit us at the below 2014 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.


2014 Spring Show Dates

  • Orange County Fair for Caveman Lapidary
    88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa Ca
    Crafters Village
    July 11 - Aug 10 Closed on Monday & Tues

  • The Bead Renaissance Show
    NEW LOCATION 1st Floor
    Denver Merchandise Mart
    451 E 58th Ave Denver Co
    Sept 11th - 14th
    Thurs - Sat 10 AM - 6 PM Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

  • Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Show
    Monterey County Fair Grounds
    2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA
    September  27th - 28th
    Sat 10 AM - 6 PM Sun  10 AM - 5 PM

  • Nevada County Gem & Mineral Show
    Nevada County Fair Grounds
    11228 Mc Courtney Road, Grass Valley, CA
      October 11th - 12th
    10 AM - 5 PM

  • El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society
    El Dorado County Fairgrounds
    100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, Ca
    October 18th - 19th
    10 AM to 5 PM

  • Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society
    5298 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA
    November 1st  - 2nd
    10 AM  - 5 PM


Contact Us: Applegatelapidary@volcano.net

................Copywrite©2012 Applegate Lapidary, All rights reserved

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

Lapidary Resource Directory