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Visit us at the below 2016 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.


2016 Show Dates

  • Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show
    Jan 28th - Feb 11th
    Ramada Limited, Room# 136
    665 N Freeway Road, Tucson, AZ
    Arizona Petrified Wood Bookends, Slabs, Stand Ups & Tumbled

  • To Bead True Blue
    Jan 28th - Feb 4th  10 AM - 6 PM
    Double Tree Reid Park in the Living Room
    445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona
    Czech Glass Beads Fire Polish, Pressed Beads & Charlottes

  • Imperial County Fair Gem & Mineral Building
    March 3 - March 12
    200 East Second Street  Imperial, Ca

  • Salinas Valley  Rock & Gem Club
    70th Annual Gem & Mineral Show
      March 11th -12th 10 Am - 5 PM
    Spreckles Veteran Hall 90 5th Street Spreckles, Ca

  • Calaveras Gem & Mineral Show
    March 25th 10 Am - 5 PM 26th 10 Am - 4 PM
      101 Frog Town Road Angels Camp, Ca

  • Orange County Fair
    July 14th - Aug 13th
      Crafters Village
    88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, Ca

  • Denver Bead Renaissance Whole Bead Show
    Sept 14th - Sept 17th 10AM - 6 PM
      451 E. 58th Ave Denver, Co


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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