I will generally ship either USPS first class or Flat Rate Priority mail. Keep in mind that all items will be shipping from Alaska. If you would prefer more expedited shipping on an item (Fed-Ex or UPS), please contact me and I will get the exact shipping costs to you.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Our aim is to provide you with nice specimens that you will be proud to make part of your collection. If, for whatever reason, you are not satisfied with your purchase when it arrives, I will take the specimen back and will refund the purchase price.
If a specimen arrives broken, send me a photo and we will work it out in your behalf. I may ask you to return but you would be compensated for return shipping. If it was insured I may need you to fill out a simple online form.
You may return an item, for any reason-no questions asked. Please let me know to expect a return, no explanation needed. I will refund the item price upon return in same condition. Buyer pays return shipping.
For customers in the United States: You have 14 days from your receipt to return the item.
All of my listings include the size classification that many specimen collectors use to describe how large or small a sample is. Here is roughly what the terms mean:
Thumbnail –fits into a standard Perky box, a cube 1¼ inches on a side
Miniature –larger than a thumbnail but generally smaller than 3 inches (~7cm) on a side
Small Cabinet – up to 5 inches (13 cm) on a side; about the size of a softball
Medium Cabinet – up to 10 inches (25 cm) on a side
Large Cabinet – any piece larger than 10 inches on a side
Large Display – a specimen generally too large to fit on a display shelf and is better suited to its own stand or display case
If you have any questions about an item or would like additional photos or descriptions, please contact me. Also, if there are specific mineral species you are looking to add to your collection, but do not see here, contact me. I have many more items in my inventory that are shown here and have access to other dealers that offer good specimens at fair prices.