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Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum

Highway 101, Fortuna, CA 95540
+1 707-725-2714
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Great place to stop if you are a rock lover

This place has it all, and the museum is a nice place to stretch your legs and learn a bit. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peppertaz
,
CA
Cool Place

Huge selection of crystals and rocks in all shapes and sizes. Lots of beautiful pieces in all price... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Pamela H
,
Hartford, Illinois
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Highway 101, Fortuna, CA 95540
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has it all, and the museum is a nice place to stretch your legs and learn a bit. The man was very knowledgeable and helpful to point you in the right direction if you are looking for something particular. Prices are good and...More

Thank Peppertaz
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Huge selection of crystals and rocks in all shapes and sizes. Lots of beautiful pieces in all price ranges.

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 22 December 2016

my wife is the usual reason for these trips as she likes looking for rocks in different places. We stopped by Chapman's and spent awhile looking through there rock and gem displays. Very nice, helpful when needed and reasonable pricing.

Thank alanvoetsch
Reviewed 7 December 2016

You can easily spend hours talking with the very knowledgeable staff. I am a custom wood worker and some times go there to buy semi precious minerals to use as inlay in some of my pieces

Thank deathvalleysteve
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 young man and me, owners son (?) deep...More

Thank A B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

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 specialize in beads...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 September 2016

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 kids.

Thank lentz316
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Fabulous specimen collection as well as reasonable retail prices on wide range of minerals and some artworks.

Thank DaleMMR
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I have gone to gem and mineral shops before. I usually don’t know what I’m looking at but I enjoy it anyway. This time I had the pleasure of visiting with a friend who actually knows what he’s holding in his hand and could tell...More

Thank richansen53
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Learn and gloat over pretty rocks and jewelry. Beautiful huge museum rocks with interesting shapes. The people who run it are always very informative and patient. What's not to like? Nothing!

Thank margotbrayFortunaCA
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