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MINERAL OF THE WEEK

#80745, Prehnite on Calcite, Roncari Quarry, East Granby, Connecticut (lc) $85

   


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When a mineral sells on this site, it is removed from the galleries of minerals for sale. That means sold item are no longer visible to buyers in the galleries with thumbnail previews. But the web page for the sold items still exists and can be accessed. This is for the convenience of the purchasers so they may get details of the items purchased and download the photos for their files (by right-clicking your mouse on a photograph you may save it to your hard disk).

Sold items are still accessible through the sorted lists that are at the bottom of the right columns of links on every gallery page. Look at the bottom right on this page for these links:

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These lists are only updated every Tuesday when new minerals are posted to the site and which is when the sold items are fully purged from this site. When purchasers request access to the items sold, these list pages are where they are directed.

I do not endorse marking the sold minerals as SOLD and then leaving them in the mineral galleries. I sell 2500 mineral specimens per year. The sold items would outnumber the available minerals 5:1. That would be a lot of clutter in the galleries and slow page loading significantly. It is only a tease when other dealers mark minerals SOLD. Sure, you can see the mineral, but you do not know the price.

And many of the minerals I sell are purchased by other dealers that are going to mark-up the price and post them on their sites. They specifically request I remove sold minerals immediately.

John Betts, 12/07/2021

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Customer Feedback:

"Already here, pretty darn prompt (2 days to be delivered). I have to say, this is a really nice Picher sphalerite cluster. I'm used to the bigger crystals from Tri-State being opaque black, but these have a noticeable honey-colored translucency, a bonus with the sharp, lustrous and complex crystal surfaces. Very glad I got this beauty for the modest price you had on it! Thank you!" Kelly

"I want to thank you for the natrolite specimen I received yesterday. It arrived in perfect condition. The care you took to package such a delicate specimen it was incredible, four layers of protection and stabilized in the inner box with mineral tack! Having recently moved my collection to a new house I understand the time it takes to carefully pack specimens. The care you took was really above and beyond reasonable expectations. Steven H."

"On Tuesday this week we ordered (from the UK) a specimen of Prehnite from Upper New Street Quarry. This was posted by yourself the same day. It has got to be the most magnificent Prehnite we have ever seen and we cannot thank you enough for it. Also your excellent service and very fast delivery. We have had items sent to us from this country taking several days. Best wishes. Michele and Stuart"

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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 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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John Betts - Fine Minerals, New York, NY
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