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Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum

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Address: Highway 101, Fortuna, CA 95540
Phone Number: (707) 725-2714
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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great gems and rocks

Passing through nor cal we found this family owned gem of a store. Workers were super nice and knowledgeable. Great rocks πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Kimberly B
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Eastvale, California
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Eastvale, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Passing through nor cal we found this family owned gem of a store. Workers were super nice and knowledgeable. Great rocks πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place was pretty amazing, my girlfriend and I both love geology and collecting. Chapman's has such a large selection of gems/minerals/etc we spent forever looking at all of them! The museum and gallery was especially interesting. Staff is very informative and friendly too.

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Fortuna, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

beautiful Gems and lots of them to buy. It's a family owned business, and it's rich in history of the north Coast

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Take a break from hiking in the redwoods and checking out local breweries and spend an hour or two browsing through the amazing collection of rocks and minerals found at Chapman's. There is something for everyone - larger specimens for your garden or rock saw, a wide array of minerals (well organized!), jewelry and beads, rock/fossil/ geode items for the... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I love rocks/gems/crystals/fossils, etc. My 6 year old son now shares this love. When I saw this place advertised on an Avenue of the Giants brochure I picked up, I knew we had to swing by. It was right off the highway, just before Fortuna if you're headed north. We got there just before they closed at 5. They have... More 

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Fortuna, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been there several times, interesting to visit if you are interested in rocks and minerals. Great display and nice stuff to buy..

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Livermore, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I have never been inside a mineral shop this big before. There are HUGE crystals, every kind of mineral from around the world, fossils, and gem stones. If you are into gems and minerals, this is the place for you... impressive is an understatement !!!!

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Palo Alto, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

On our recent family trip to the Redwoods we stopped at Chapman's and were very pleasantly surprised. The shop itself is huge with many interesting gem and fossil specimens for sale. Our 11 year old son is a beginning Rock Hound and he loved the place. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and great with kids. The museum has... More 

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Fairbanks, AK
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Looked like a good museum but we didn't have time to take it. My husband is a Geologist and enjoyed this place.

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32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Very unassuming place. I think the prices are comparable to any to I shop. I was on the cusp of buying so many specimens despite not having the money in my situation right now. Some of the specimens are quite impressive. Everything inside is well marked in terms of pricing. A little disappointed to see there was no haggling with... More 

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