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Mineral of the Week
#69325, Malachite pseudomorph after Azurite, Tsumeb Mine, 1st Oxide Zone, Upper Level, Namibia (m) $525

 

   


 News and Comments

Now is the time to place your orders for Christmas mineral gifts.

If you order this week, your order will safely arrive before the holiday without paying for expedited shipping.

Do NOT procrastinate because shipping via Fedex is faster. Last year Fedex temporarily "lost" three packages that did not arrive until 5 days after Christmas. They are NOT to be trusted during the holiday rush.

And UPS is no better. UPS has the habit of delivering to incorrect addresses. When contacted about lost packages, UPS responds that the package were delivered and signed for. That is correct, they were delivered and signed for -- to the WRONG ADDRESS. They refused to correct the problem or accept the insurance claim for the missing packages.

I have shipped over 25,000 packages via the US Postal Service. During the holiday rush I will continue to use them. In spite of their reputation, they are better than Fedex or UPS, but they are slower. And a few years ago Consumer Reports placed accelerometers inside identical packages and shipped them via the three major carriers. UPS and Fedex submitted the packages to the worst abuse as recorded by the sensors, and the US Postal Service was the gentlest.

Do not hesitate - order your mineral gifts today.

John H. Betts 12/6/2016

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Customer Comments:

"I purchased a fine Illinois Fluorite with Calcite specimen. Absolutely amazing specimen. The photos provided on the site did not do it justice! All labels were included which added something special to this particular piece as it was part of Joe Dorris' collection. It made a fine addition to my own collection." L. Osborne

"Thanks very much; it arrived today. The wavellite specimen is great, and your packaging is outstanding! Cheers, Don"

"I recently purchased a piece of Tanzanite from you. I'm not a jeweler, I'm a mineral and element collector. I purchased the cheapest piece you had as my funds are limited but I am so far beyond satisfied. My collection, concerning gems is still missing rough diamond, topaz, and ruby but, when my funds are sufficient I will purchase from you again. Your honesty in describing and providing images is/was more than impressive. I can and will recommend you to any and all collectors! " Joshua Covin.

"The mineral arrived Saturday. The pictures on your webpage accurately and fully described the mineral specimen. This was the first time I purchased a mineral on line and I am not disappointed. Thank you." Rich G.

"Recently I made a purchase from this site. I am very impressed with the customer service. The process of purchasing a mineral and having it posted to Australia was quick and easy. It was packaged well and I am completely satisfied. I will be purchasing from John again soon." Jeremy Williams

"Minerals got here this morning. The real stones are so much more beautiful than the pictures and the pictures were fantastic." Rick & Bonnie R.

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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
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