John Betts - Fine Minerals, dealer of fine minerals and specimens for mineral collectors.


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April 20-23 2017, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium

 

   

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Mineral of the Week

#73871, Dioptase on Calcite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (SOLD)

   


News and Comments

On Thursday last week I started a Buy  2, Get 1 Free Sale (now ended). It was announced via my email list and on my Facebook page.

This sale highlighted the shortcomings of "following" businesses on Facebook. I have 4,882 followers on the Facebook page for this business. But only 539 of my followers received the sale notice in their Facebook feed. That is 11% that saw the announcement of the sale. Clearly Facebook is NOT a good way to learn about a business.

If you are a Facebook follower of a site, mine or anybody elses, you can specify how frequently you want to see posts from the site by:

1. Hover your mouse over "Following" and a menu will appear.

2. Under "In Your News Feed" select "See First" which will cause it to appear at the top of your feed.

Since I usually only post once per week, doing this will not overwhelm your feed with my posts. But you will see any special sale announcements. Alternatively, you may sign-up for email notification here: Email List. This list receives emails when I post new minerals to this site, and all special announcements of clearance sales.

John H. Betts, 11/21/2017 

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Customer Comments:

"Thank you John! I just added two nice Diamonds from the North Cape Province, South Africa to my collection. John's service is impeccable! My new prized specimens were described honestly and photographed perfectly. I am a very happy collector! For everyone seeking to buy collection grade (or jewelry grade) Diamonds, John Betts fine minerals in New York is the place to go!" Michael P.

"I'm very happy with the beautiful calcite on dolomite mineral I purchased from you. The fluorescence is awesome! As always,it was superbly packed and delivered, and the price very fair. I look forward to my next transaction with you. "G. Tucker

"I just received my order of beautiful Copper from the Ray Mine in Arizona and Native Silver with Acanthite from Batopilas, Chihuahua Mexico. Both arrived in perfect condition and I am thrilled & honored to add these awesome minerals to my Native Elements section of my collection. These beauties will add much "spice" to that group. These and all your minerals are "show worthy" pieces at bargain prices. Thank you a million times! 5 stars +++++ for this dealer!" M.P.

"Thanks, John. The sapphire just arrived in fine shape. Very nice and the color and clarity were well-represented by your photographs. Another satisfied customer!" D.D.

  

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Pledge to My Customers:

Customer satisfaction is my primary goal. I pledge:

  1. New minerals will be added to this site every week.
  2. All minerals offered will be naturally crystallized specimens - no fakes, no dyes,  no irradiation, no crystals glued on matrix.
  3. Only the exact item pictured on the site will be shipped - no substitutes.
  4. Photographs will accurately represent each item - no exaggeration, enhancement or retouching flaws.
  5. Mineral species and localities will be accurately listed on labels with each specimen.
  6. All items will be shipped via US Postal Service, usually the next business day after the order is finalized.
  7. Each mineral will be individually wrapped and carefully packaged to prevent damage during shipping.
  8. All historic labeling, if available, will be included with each mineral.
  9. Returns are gladly accepted. No questions asked, no explanation necessary.
  10. All customer information will be kept confidential and never shared or sold.
  11. I will continue to freely share my knowledge with others and contribute to the study and appreciation of minerals.
  12. All mineral specimens have a lifetime guarantee: if the mineral specimen is ever tested, and I incorrectly identified the mineral species, I will refund the cost of the original purchase & shipping, the cost return shipping, and the cost of the test.

 John H. Betts, owner
Mineral dealer since 1989, mineral collectors since 1967

 

 

  

 

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John Betts - Fine Minerals, New York, NY
a division of allminerals.com, dealer of Fine Minerals and Natural Crystal Clusters since 1989.

Internet sales only - No showroom

 

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