Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum, Fortuna
(4.7/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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  • My girlfriend in San Francisco made a point of taking me there on one of our trips (we travel over 2000 miles in just a few days, stopping at interesting places). Being a rockhound, myself, found the ...  more »
  • This place is great. It's the only rock shop in the area, and I stop by every chance I get just to ooh and ah, even if I don't plan to buy anything. There are a couple of places in Humboldt that speci...  more »
  • Chapman's is located south of Fortuna just off Highway 101 halfway between Rio Dell and Fortuna. You wouldn't know to look at it, but the museum is worth the stop. It is also a great place to take kid...  more »
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  • I've been to rock shops across the U.S and I have to say that this is hands down the best one when it comes to all the things you'd rate a store on. The staff is lovely, helpful, and knowledgable about everything in the store. The selection is absurd. Every type of stone/mineral/crystal you'd want; and more. There's the store, the gallery by request, and the museum. The quality of the stones is also superb, as in some places unknowingly sell fake/misidentified stones, everything here was real. And finally the prices. Everything in this store made me realize how overpriced everywhere else is. While I was checking out, I wanted to double the amount I was paying because I felt like I got too good of a deal. 15/10 best rock store ever, coming from a critical travelling rockhound.
  • This is a favorite stopping place for gemologists and rockhounds of all levels of expertise. I picked up some Larkspar earrings made from the blue rock that is only found in a certain small area of Latin America. I also bought a small piece of aquamarine. They have a nice little museum in the back of the store and a lot of small kid items, like arrowheads, sharks teeth as well as magnatite, rose quartz, petrified everything and a lot of abnormal pieces small to large.
  • I could plunder all day here, lots of rough to choose from! Also specimens, fossils, polished stones, cabs, premade jewelry, findings, rockhounding supplies and tumbling accessories.
  • If you like store like these I would differently go. There a museum in side that my kidos love.
  • Very interesting place to stop if you like gems and fossils.