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Past Specials Etc.
| FREQUENTLY ASKED
How can I be sure I'll receive a
high quality mineral specimen every month?
It's very important to us that you be pleased with every
specimen we send you. With that in mined, we are careful not to photograph only the exceptional specimens
for our web site and then
send you run-of-the-mill minerals--that wouldn't be fair to you! The
photos on our web site are typical of the minerals you'll
receive. (If this weren't the case, would we still have about 500 active
Keep in mind that because we have connections with
many miners and importers, and that we buy in large quantities for our many
Club Members, we can obtain choice specimens at the lowest possible price.
We hand pick all the specimens with loving care for our Club Members,
knowing how much they will be treasured. Many of our Gold- and
Platinum-level specimens would typically sell for much more at shows or
through internet dealers that what you'll pay us for them!
Many of our Club members have been in our Club for years,
and have shared their expressions of appreciation for the minerals we
send--click here to read their comments:
Club member comments
If you're not satisfied with your first
specimen and write-up, return everything in the shipment and we'll promptly
refund your money.
Pyromorphite-July 2002 Mineral
Guangxi Province, China (Platinum-Level specimen.)
How long has the Club been in operation?
We began the Club with the March 1996 featured mineral, pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain.
What if I already have the mineral you're featuring that month?
By means of the Club newsletter, we notify Club Members two to three months ahead of
time what minerals we are planning on featuring. If there is one on the list that
you already have, or simply don't wish to receive, call or Email ahead of
time and we'll skip you for
that month and extend your membership for another month (we'll still send you your club
write-up & newsletter). And of course, any specimen can be
returned for a refund.
What if I receive a damaged specimen?
This hardly ever happens because we wrap and ship everything very carefully, but if it
does, we send out a replacement right away at no cost to you. All we ask is your
assistance if we decide to file a claim with the Post Office.
On what are the write-ups based?
Extensive research is done for each write-up. The write-ups
consist of a 2-page overview of the mineral, with only the most important
facts, and then a highly detailed 8-page write-up, telling you just about
everything there is to know about each month's mineral! But as they say, the
proof of the pie is in the eating--check out a sample write-up and you'll begin to see how extensive our
What will I learn that I couldn't learn elsewhere?
You'll find the write-ups are jam packed with interesting
facts about each mineral, and are also extremely detailed. We describe the
mineral's elemental make-up in depth, and explain how that structure
its properties such as crystal forms and habits, color, hardness, specific
gravity, and much more. We give a summary of important collecting
localities, gemstone and decorative uses, and technological and industrial
uses. We also describe the discovery and naming of the mineral, how it's
been used by mankind through the ages, and any lore attached to it. The
final section of the write-up is entitled "About Our Specimens" and delves
into the discovery and subsequent history of the find, and explains what
makes the featured mineral unique. Click here to read a sample write-up:
What if I've missed a mineral that I really love?
Because we've had requests from so many Club Members for minerals we've featured before
they joined the Club, we endeavor to obtain new lots of previously featured minerals and make these available to Club Members.
Contact us if you have any special requests from our past minerals.
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