Chapman’s Gem & Mineral Shop located just south of Fortuna is a 75,000 foot showroom displaying some of the most beautiful stones from around the world. Not only will you see gems in a huge range of color, shape and size in this impressively large collection, but also a petrified palm display, precious stones, Native American and pre-Columbian artifacts, fossilized animal and plant life and a display of meteorite samples. An ultraviolet room offers the chance to view stones in a unique way.
To get a full understanding of the collection, take the museum’s informal tour. This is a great experience for the geologist at heart. In the shop, purchase everything from stones, minerals, crystals and fossils to jewelry, books, carvings and shells. To purchase or just view some of the most beautiful stones in the world, Chapman’s Gem & Mineral Shop and Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.