Please call us or send us an e-mail if you have questions or want to see additional
photos of a piece. You can order by phone, mail or from the website using the
paypal system. We guarentee all our stock is as described and we make every effort
to indicate any damage that may exist. We also strive to be accurate in our identification,
location data and photographs. We do not manipulate images and colors! We offer
full return privilage and immediately refund purchase price for minerals returned
in the same condition as sent. Since we are often away, we make every effort to
fill your orders as quickly as possible, but delays are certainly possible. Please
contact us directly if you have a time contraint.
Checks are fine but we will wait for them to clear (usually 3 days) if we don’t
know you yet. Mastercard, Visa and American Express are all accepted. Our website
works through Paypal which is fast, secure, and allows you several other options
for payment. Shipping costs will be added to your total. We do not charge excess
fees for handling, only the real costs of packaging and shipping! As already mentioned,
insurance is optional, recommended for most things and required for those few
extra delicate items. Please make checks payable to Kevin Downey. Massachusetss
residents please add 5% sales tax.
Shipment will be your choice of Federal Express (air or ground, worldwide) or
US Postal Service. We package carefully but recommend insurance for transit loss
or damage. We will estimate the shipping costs without any “handling fees”
and can refund any overage. For some very delicate minerals we encourage in-person
pickup, either in Florence, MA, or at a show. If that is not possible we must
require shipping insurance for those few ultra sensitive items.
Please let us know what you are looking for! We feature Chinese minerals and selected
worldwide locales including a growing stock of South American material.
We are actively seeking and acquiring specimens for collections and dealers with
specific needs. Please let us know you interests. We have a substantial inventory
of fine minerals and will be happy to provide you with photographs of pieces requested.
If you would like to be contacted about specific sorts of new arrivals please
let us know!