It makes us very proud to be able to provide both the average collector and connoisseur with specimens that they can enjoy. Catering to the needs of these extremes in the hobby is challenging. We believe our customers have enjoyed the relationships established and the specimens they have acquired. Return business is one of our ways of justifying this statement. Another way is from the conversations and letters we receive. Here are a few of the letters and e-mails from those who seem satisfied (all names withheld for the confidentiality of our clients).
The cuprian smithsonite arrived in perfect order. It is a beautiful specimen and an important addition to my Tsumeb collection. I thank you for offering such fine rarities to collectors. I really appreciate your great customer service and speedy handling of my order, and look forward to our continuing business relationship. Thanks again.
Parcel and letter arrived safe and sound :-) Thank You!! We really 100% satisfied with our purchase :-)
If by chance you ever have a Wheat Sheaf Rhodo up for sale again then please let me know......I just love them !!
I received the specimens today. Outstanding! Based on my experience, you definitely have the highest quality/price ratio. I'm very happy with all the specimens I have received.
That being said, I would like to place another order. Please let me know if the following items are available:
I received the 4 specimens yesterday and did a bit of cleaning on the two albites. WOW! I'm really impressed by the quality of these two specimens. Particularly, the albite/quartz is an outstanding small cabinet specimen. Definitely one of the best from this location, in term of composition, size, quality of quartz, etc.
Thanks a lot,
Good afternoon Mike,
I hope you are doing well :o) Just a quick note to thank you very much for the two mineral specimens I received this week (Aquamarine and Spodumene), they are absolutely amazing !!! Thank you also for all the care you took in the shipping and packaging process, everything was well protected and makes it home absolutely intact. Dealing with you has been a really pleasant and problem free experience, I am looking forward for your help in more coming business soon. Take good care !
Good afternoon Mike,
I just unwrap the quartz specimen. Wow! All I can say is that it is really a true world class specimen. It is really impressive, the combo with the albite just add the finest alpine touch to this great piece of rock! It even looks like there is 1-2 small fluorapatite on the reverse side. I am very happy with the specimen, it will have a place of choice in my collection. And a very special thank you to you, Mike, for giving me first choice on it. Best regards
...your stibnite/ calcite from China is still the most remarkable piece in my collection and I'd like to recount a story to you. Two weeks ago I was at the Denver Mineral Show and while admiring the exhibits I saw a cabinet of truly exceptional specimens. There were perhaps thirty pieces, all hand size, and of just mesmerizing quality. As I scanned across the rows, and delighted in the Red Cloud wulfenite, the Sweet Home rhodo, the Afghan topaz, I came to the conclusion that money was simply no object in assembling the collection. Each of the minerals were so excellent that the display won a ribbon in spite of having no labels, or exhibiters name or anything. Anyway the very last specimen in the last row was a calcite on stibnite from Guangxi, China. As nice as it was, Mike, it couldn¹t even compare to mine. Note ever close! Thanks.
Just wanted to let you know all the minerals arrived safely - thanks! I'm not sure how you did it, but even that fragile hemimorphite was in perfect shape. All the pieces are as nice or nicer than expected, so they're all keepers. Please feel free to contact me if you ever run across any unusual or fine old Mapimi pieces. I'm looking forward to doing business with you again.
I am writing to thank you for your kind attention regarding this past Syracuse Gem World Show. As you might recall, I had purchased some New York State Specimens from your booth. Not realizing I had walked away with only part of my purchase, you took the liberty of locating me and correcting the situation. It's a pleasure knowing people like yourself who still care for their patrons. I look forward to doing future business with you. Thanks again.
The specimen arrived yesterday in good order. I have to say I was more than impressed! I already own a good number of Tennessee fluorites but this new addition is a true "Top Shelf" specimen. So sharp, in fact, that I placed it on a rotating platform to show the mineralization on all the sides. Well worth the price. Thanks once again.
I received the York River (Ontario, Canada) specimen yesterday. The postal service did a number on the box...it looked as if someone had kicked it all the way here (to the Australian outback). The packing job you did was outstanding. No damage what so ever to the garnets and vesuvianites. It is a great addition to my collection.
The photo you sent did not do justice to the calcite cluster...I was worried about doing this purchase without seeing the piece first hand. What a nice surprise when it arrived. Better color and clarity than I had expected. I am looking forward to your next listing.