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“Best Gem & Mineral Shop in Northern California”

Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum
Sacramento, California
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Best Gem & Mineral Shop in Northern California”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

This deserves a special stop when you visit the Redwood Highway. Chapman's is a true piece of local history with a stellar collection of gems, minerals, and fossils for sale. Add to that a great museum and fascinating gallery of gem and mineral artwork and you have a place that deserves a chunk of your time when visiting the Redwoods.

Prices range from $1000 down to $1 -- so nobody in your family will leave empty handed. Lapidary equipment is also for sale for die-hard rockhounds.

Visited January 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“fascinating place, but a bit dated setup. But WONDERFUL retail therapy!”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

My friends brought me here to look at the minerals, but we visited the museum as well. We spent about 20 minutes touring the museum, because the displays were not well enough signed.
But the mineral and jewelry shop was wonderful! I did great retail therapy here!
And the owners and staff were very good about not pushing but being available for assistance.
I will definitely return.

Visited October 2012
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Fortuna, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best selection of rocks”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is such a great place to take visitors. So much to look at and great selection of books and rock equipment. They will even cut geodes for you.

Visited January 2012
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Anaheim, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Over priced”
Reviewed September 7, 2011

The prices were to high for the material. No prices marked on material, what's required is walking in with rock or wood and then a price is given...

Visited September 2011
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