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#77880, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz,
North Moat Mountain, New Hampshire (lc) $95
I am currently traveling for vacation. In the past, I would continue to post
new mineral updates on Tuesday, even when traveling. But I have learned that
completely separating from work is required to fully relax and decompress
from daily stress.
As a result, my next new mineral update will be July 2nd.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
John Betts, 6/18/2019
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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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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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