Golden Business Spotlight: Eggers Lapidary
Story by Paul Haseman. Photos by Povy Kendal Atchison - povy.com
This unique “rock shop” is not an ordinary touristy rock shop. Owner, Scott Moses, feels his shop is among the best in Colorado – and there are many in Colorado. What sets Eggers Lapidary apart from the normal tourist shop is its custom cutting and polishing – not just from its own inventory but also for customer’s rocks that may benefit from some cutting and polishing. Full service!
Scott has owned Eggers for six years but, as a long-time Golden resident, had visited the shop since the 1980s as a teenager. He and Andrew Burgess, his full-time employee, have a true passion for rocks, minerals, and gems and will explain them and their origin at the drop of a hat.
For example, they have rocks from nearby Green Mountain and zeolite crystals. These crystals were first discovered in 1882 by Arthur Lakes (Mines’ Arthur Lakes Library) and still can be found on North Table Mountain. Other crystals on display include rhodochrosite, a striking red-rose crystal, and the Colorado State Mineral.
Just as the two of them first came to the shop as youngsters, many children visit with fascination – so many so that a sign says “Children must be accompanied by an adult.”
Yes, rocks appeal to us all and Eggers is the place to satisfy that appeal. Come on by!
You can support Eggers Lapidary by patronizing the business.
16950 S. Golden Road, Golden, CO (two blocks east of King Soopers)