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#77716, Cinnabar on Dolomite,
Tongren, China (m) $475
Occasionally minerals are relisted for sale on this site. There are several
A mineral was posted on a day when nobody looked, like the day after income
taxes were due or during a holiday week where everyone is on vacation.
A purchaser fails to send the PayPal payment for their reserved minerals
A mineral is returned (though I have only had 1 return so far this year).
New information about a mineral or locality requires updating.
The price is adjusted down (or up) to reflect new information about rarity
New photographs to better convey the beauty of a specimen
The last item, a mineral fails to sell because my original photos failed
show it's beaty, is the most difficult for me to understand. I hold each
mineral in my hand. I evaluate it's beauty and value in person. I reject
a large percentage of minerals as not good enough to post to this site. Only
the good minerals go online (unworthy minerals are donated to mineral clubs
So it hurts when a mineral fails to sell. I failed. My photos failed or my
description failed, or I chose the wrong day to post it. You get the idea.
Every mineral SHOULD sell.
John Betts, 5/21/2019
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"Just a note to thank you for the turquoise which arrived yesterday. Less
than a week from placing the order, to receiving this specimen here in England
- that's quick service! It's an attractive stone; accurately described and
superbly photographed on your website. The old labels and historic mine info
are an added bonus, so I'm very pleased with my purchase. By all means quote
me if you wish, as a satisfied customer who will probably be back with more
orders in the future." Alan P.
"Last year we asked if you could obtain a specimen of Papagoite, an extremely
difficult mineral to get, and you suggested Tucson would be the best bet.
You came up with a magnificent specimen as we knew you would and added to
it a specimen of the almost as rare Stringhamite. I don't know how you
do it, but we can't thank you enough for these Specimens.) "
"I am really pleased with the gifts my family members are getting for me
from your site. I tell them what I want and in a few days they are mine and
also thank you for the beautiful cards you send with the personal message
on them. I love it. " T. Valenti
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Pledge to My Customers:
Customer satisfaction is my primary goal. I pledge:
New minerals will be added to this site every week.
All minerals offered will be naturally crystallized specimens - no fakes,
no dyes, no irradiation, no crystals glued on matrix.
Only the exact item pictured on the site will be shipped - no substitutes.
Photographs will accurately represent each item - no exaggeration, enhancement
or retouching flaws.
Mineral species and localities will be accurately listed on labels with each
All items will be shipped via US Postal Service, usually the next business
day after the order is finalized.
Each mineral will be individually wrapped and carefully packaged to prevent
damage during shipping.
All historic labeling, if available, will be included with each mineral.
Returns are gladly accepted. No questions asked, no explanation necessary.
All customer information will be kept confidential and never shared or sold.
I will continue to freely share my knowledge with others and contribute
to the study and appreciation of minerals.
All mineral specimens have a lifetime guarantee: if the mineral species was
incorrectly identified, I will refund the cost of the original purchase &
shipping, the cost return shipping and the cost for testing.
John H. Betts, owner
Mineral dealer since 1989, mineral collector since 1967
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