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#78279, Analcime on Quartz and Calcite, Upper New Street Quarry, New Jersey (SOLD)

   


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The hundreds of minerals posted recently from New Jersey, with a large proportion from the Millington Quarry, were from the collection of Gary Burke. Gary was the former president of the New York Mineralogical Club and my longtime collecting partner.

I first met Gary at the Upper New Street Quarry when he was a beginner and helped him learn about New Jersey zeolite minerals and localities. Before long Gary was spending more time in the quarries than anybody else. Best of all, he recorded the dates of most of the specimens collected.

I am approaching the end of his collection.

When Gary passed last year I acquired his collection to help his family clear out the house so it could be sold. His collection has been the core of the minerals posted during the last 12 month. But now they are nearly all gone.

Almost all of the NJ quarries that produced minerals in the 1980s and 1990s are closed or off limits to collectors. It is unlikely that I will be able to acquire another collection as extensive as Gary's. The only collection that I've sold that compares is my own collection of NJ minerals that I sold 5 years ago.

So these may be the last chance to acquire some of the classic NJ trap rock minerals. Do not wait - these will sell quickly...

John Betts, 11/12/2019

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Customer Feedback:

"Just an FYI. Received my 7 specimen mineral order today for the very reasonable price of $240, after your multi specimen discount. That is a little more than $30 per specimen on average. While these were all small miniatures, I thought the quality was excellent from a lack of damage perspective, uniqueness for location crystal morphology perspective. (and the price was great for that). Any beginner or moderate-skilled collector would greatly benefit from the addition of these specimens. I consider myself an advanced collector, and this suite really made me happy and hit the mark with me for what they are in size. I have spent very much more $$$ on “high quality” larger specimens. These in their own way, in my opinion, hold their own in the collection for reasons mentioned. Maybe I am over the top on this, but I very much like what I received. Thanks. Dan M." 

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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 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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