The Gem Tree
and Wire-Wrapped Pendant
were recently updated on 11/02/2013. Click here or links above.
Welcome to Apalachee Minerals,
Hello and welcome.
We have posted a wide variety of minerals from various locations around the world.
However, you will see
that we specialize in minerals from the Southeastern U.S.
Additionally, you will find some nice agatized coral
pairs that we collected from Florida and Georgia and cut and polished ourselves. We've also posted quite a few nice
specimens of Florida
calcite (including some matrix pieces) that we've commercially mined from Ruck's Pit.
We also have a variety of gem trees, hand made by Lory Maddox,
using minerals that we've collected as bases.
Finally, you will find beautifully hand-crafted
wire-wrapped pendants, also created by Lory Maddox.
Please feel free to browse.
Thanks for stopping by and we hope you
will come back and visit us as we will be posting many more specimens in the
If you have any comments, or questions, please visit our comments page and let
us know. Have a great day!
Our 2014 show schedule:
- The Georgia Mineral Society's
Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and
May 9-11, 2014
The Cobb County Civic Center,
retail: worldwide specimens-
(for more information:
- EAST COAST GEM , MINERAL
AND FOSSIL SHOW,
A Martin Zinn Exposition,
2014 Eastern States Exposition, Better Living
1305 Memorial Ave., W. Springfield, MA 01089, Tables 25 & 26
(for more information:
If you have any questions about these shows, feel free to call us at
To see the largest single plate of calcified Mercenaria permagna clams ever
recovered from Rucks’ Pit, click on the picture to the right.
This piece measures 35 x 25 x 6.9 inches (89 x 63.5 x 17.5
cm), and is home to over 40 Mercenaria clams.
We are a family of 3, Gary, Lory and Gena.
As a family, we enjoy various outdoor activities, one of which is rock
collecting. We love to travel and are usually spending our free time looking
for rocks. Gary has been an avid mineral collector since childhood
and he continues to enjoy the hobby.
Lory had to learn to appreciate the growing collection, so she learned to create
gem trees. She’s been making these gem trees for many years.
She now enjoys the adventure of rock collecting for finding a variety of bases
for her trees. A variety of different trees are also available on our
site (see Gem Trees).
Recently she learned to wire wrap and now has a web page dedicated to her
wire-wrapped pendants (see Wire Wrap).
Gena has been on rock collecting trips
before she could walk. She loves to travel and enjoys helping to wrap the
rocks we collect on our trips. She has recently developed an interest in
tumbling and is acquiring quite a collection of tumbled stones. Some of
these will be sold at our shows and the nice ones will be wire-wrapped by Lory.
Gena has her own rock collection and prides herself on adding to it.
If you get a chance, come by and see us at a show!
P.O. Box 6862
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6862, USA