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#61517, Elbaite Tourmaline (unusual curved crystal), Paprok, Afghanistan (lc) $6750

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News and Comments

This week my AOL email account was "spoofed" which is where emails are sent with my email address as the sender and return address. But the emails do not originate from my account.

Apparently I am not the only one and the Los Angeles Times (April 21, 2014) picked up the story. See: http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-aol-hacked-email-phishing-twitter-20140421,0,2040533.story#axzz2zcIDgV17

I have no control over preventing further spoof emails in the future. I changed passwords, purged my address book, notified AOL and scanned for viruses with no success. Because the emails do not originate from my account, I suspect they will continue. Please do not click any links in emails from me.

I am sure your first reaction is, "Who still uses AOL?"

I do. It has a few good features which outweighed the disadvantages for me (at least until now). And there is the inertia of not wanting to change of of my stationery, web pages, advertisements. Of course I have three other email addresses with other providers, but those are strictly private. One is a redundant recipient for my mineral order submissions because there are instances when email notifications are delayed. Having two accounts receiving the same information eliminates any errors.

I plan to continue using my AOL account unless the spoof emails continue. Eliminating my AOL address will not actually stop the emails. But I will no longer receive the hundreds of bounced email messages.

Please accept my apologies for the email intrusions.

John Betts, 4/22/2014

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Customer Comments:

"I think it’s your combination of photographic artistic background and mineral knowledge that cause me to like the things you offer far more than anyone else I see offering minerals. I’d guess that 95+% of my mineral money goes to you, and mainly because of aesthetics, quality, and honesty. That last one is what caused me to be interested in you in the first place. It was so refreshing to have someone tell me about any flaws, the actual size of the largest crystal (have to guess for almost everyone else), etc. I said (and still say) “there’s a man who is doing his best to make sure I know what I’m buying – how refreshing." Don R.

"The Samarskite-(Y) specimen arrived in good shape today. You did an outstanding job of packing it. I surely wish others would be as careful as you are. That and the high quality for reasonable cost are why you are still in business, though." Bob M.

"I spent a couple of evenings searching for these gifts and you have, far and away, the most professionally presented, easy to use web site." Gerard  M.

"It was great to finally meet you today at the Springfield Show. I have been following and doing some minor purchasing from your site for years. I'm not a major collector by any means, but when I buy online, you and only one other are the dealers I trust (Geologic Desires). You actually price specimens at Earthly rates :). Thanks for the fair prices, keen insight and the time you took with me today. I will enjoy my pink elbaite for years to come and it will help brighten up my black ugly collection. Also, I purchased your dravite-uvite from Powers Farm (#44538) a while back and it's uniqueness, quality and historical value are tops. It's still my favorite specimen for these reasons. Hope your trip back to NYC wasn't too hectic." Sincerely, Bryan M.

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Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 24-27, 2014

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


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a division of allminerals.com, dealer of Fine Minerals and Natural Crystal Clusters since 1989.

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