Updated January 29: New Ebay auctions
Next update: In preparation
Gypsum 'octopus', 12 cm.
Guangdong Province, China.
Kunzite 'sail', 8.5 cm.
Pala Chief Mine, Pala District,
San Diego County, California.
Jeff Scovil photo
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|January 29: Twenty new items are now available on eBay. Most with $0.99 starting bids. The auctions start here.|
|January 22: Twenty new items are now available on eBay. Most with $0.99 starting bids. The auctions start here.|
|January 8: Twenty new items are now available on eBay. Most with $0.99 starting bids. The auctions start here.|
|December 11: Books, CDs, etc.: A selection of books and related material, focused on (but not limited to) minerals and mineral collecting in southern California. See the list here.|
December 11: Half-price Sale! Everything on the Dragon Minerals web site (except the December 11 books update) is half-price for all orders received from now until midnight, December 31, Pacific Standard Time! Links:
|September 10: W. M. Foote specimens: A group of historical specimens featuring the label of Philadelphia mineral dealer Warren M. Foote have been posted. These specimens date from the 1896 - 1916 period. The new minerals start here.|
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About $7 for first specimen sent by priority mail in the United
States, and about $1.00 or less for each additional specimen, in
most cases. Heavier specimens may cost more. Actually shipping
costs will be calculated when you place your order.
International shipping costs generally higher. Please request
insurance if desired. No claims for breakage or other
damage can be accepted on uninsured orders.
to California addresses are subject to 8.75 % California (Los
Angles County) sales tax, unless you provide a valid resale
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We buy specimens, even quality personally-collected material. Please contact us if you have material for sale.
2.5 cm = 25 mm
= 1.0 inches
descriptions "no damage" does not include the usual breaks,
cleaves, and contact points that occur along the edge or bottom
of a specimen where removed from matrix.
other items used to display specimens for photography are not
included, unless otherwise specified. If you want a stand shown
in a picture, please feel free to ask. Most stands used for
photography are available for three dollars or less.
Return Policy: Specimens may be returned up to ten days after their arrival, no questions asked, for a full refund, minus shipping and insurance costs. It is expected that the specimens will be returned in the same condition in which they were received. Please ask before returning any specimens.
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Come see Dragon Minerals at these shows:
|2017||March 4 and 5: Ventura Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show|
May 6 and 7: Searchers Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show (Anaheim, California)
May 19 - 21: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show (Spring) (Santa Ana, California) Room 179
June 9 - 11: CFMS/AFMS Show (Ventura, California)
July 8 and 9: Fiesta of Gems (Culver City, California)
October 21: Woodland Hills Rock Chippers Gem & Minerals Show (West Hills, California)
November: Gem Diego (San Diego, California)
November 10 - 12: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show (Fall) (Santa Ana, California) Room 179
"Just wanted to
drop you a quick note to say the minerals arrived and that they
are fantastic - really nice, 'old-time' specimens are hard to
come by at fair prices these days, and I appreciate the
opportunity to get these Bisbee specimens from you. Expert
packing and nice labels as well which are always good to have.
Feel free to use any of that on your website under your
testimonials section if you want."
"Just wanted to
say thanks! The minerals arrived today. Beautiful! Just the way
you have packaged the minerals was worth the money! :-)"
"Just received the specimen from on line purchase. Excellent! And appreciate the professional invoice, packing, and reasonable shipping....and the specimen label. I will be return customer."
prices facilitate my interest in collecting minerals."
arrived today. Thank you for the speedy shipping. I am so
pleased with them, especially the celestine and calcite. But as
I am a systematic collector, I'm also very happy to have the
buergerite and analcime. Nice thumbnails of those are not so
easy to come by, especially not at such affordable prices. Thank
you very much!"
arrived safely today....The barites are absolutely stunning,
terrific color, clarity and form, thank you very much."
"Just a quick
email to say thanks very much for the last batch of minerals
that I purchased from you. The giant hübnerite crystal is just
amazing. The large poldervaartite is also very beautiful, and
the orpiment/picropharmacolite is extremely nice and free from
damage. Best wishes from Canada."
"...I was able to pick up the seven (in total) minerals... I am very pleased with every one of them - and was especially happy about the Brazilianite and Scheelite, both of which are just beautiful. (Finding these less common minerals, at prices I can afford, is a challenge!!) Also, the packaging was excellent. Thanks again for a good website and a most interesting selection of minerals at good prices."
"The large box
of minerals arrived today, all in perfect condition, and quite
magnificent! The Barite is an absolute stunner, and so is
the Cavansite. I don't know when you're going to update
again, but let me know when you do."
"Arsenic specimen arrived in good condition and is now a proud new addition to my elements section! Thanks very much for that one! Really choice!"
"Both specimens arrived today and they are just great. No damage in packing. I am very happy with this purchase. Your description and pictures were good, but the specimens are far better looking in reality. Many thanks for all. I will be on the watch for others you have."
"Thank you for your nice affordable offerings. I wish to order 15 items from your display."
second package and contents are AOK. Just want to say everything
was excellent and look forward to doing more buying from
you.....the ferberite/apatite form Portugal makes a excellent
display piece and has a lot to look at under the scope."
"I received the
pyrite, and I am very pleased with it. Thank you very
much. I will certainly buy from you again!"
"I just wanted
to say thank you for the amazing specimens! Your order
processing was fast, the shipping was lightning fast, the
minerals were exquisitely wrapped, and the prices are amazingly
affordable!! I'll definitely be buying from you again! Can
you add me to your email list for website updates?"
"Hey Steve, I nearly forgot to thank you. I appreciate your making up the fluorite pages... they are really great specimens, and the packaging, labeling, and shipping was absolutely top notch!! I hope the rest of those specimens move fast... there were some really nice ones I had to pass up on."
and aquamarine specimens arrived today. There was no damage. I
am pleased with them. You have a new customer."
"Thanks so much
for getting the package to us so quickly. I know you were
pressed for time, we want to thank you for your efforts.
.... We love all the items especially the Aquamarine, the
color and size was great!"
"The package with my purchase arrived today. The specimen IS what I hoped I was buying, and it arrived in excellent condition. That was a very good packing job."
"I got my package today and was very impressed. Everything is better than I expected. Beautiful, just beautiful. Thank you so much."
"I got my rocks
today & I would like to say that I’m extremely satisfied
received the minerals and I am very happy! Thanks again!"
for the minerals you have on hold for me. Received the other
minerals yesterday. The dioptase was the best one I have
seen!!!! Thanks again!"
"The 2 Montana
vanadinites I ordered from you arrived safely this
morning. Thanks for excellent packing, instructions and
arrived today in perfect timing. My son will bring them to
school for his project tomorrow. Thank you very much for
the great specimens. They are much better than the pictures
from web pages. We would also like to thank you for the
calcite and amethyst quartz cluster as gifts. Although the
amethyst quartz cluster is a miniature size but has perfect
shape and terminations. I love it. Thanks again for the amazing
specimen of rocks."
"Thanks!! We received them and they are great!! Great shipping too!! Another satisfied purchase from Dragon Minerals!!"
"Thanks for the
great specimens which arrived yesterday. I won't have a
chance to study the pyrites up close before the weekend but they
looked impressive and interesting at first glance. The calcite
and even more so the galena were very pleasant surprises, much
better than the photos show. I am very happy with my items and
look forward to visiting your store again."
Steve! Received your package last week. Great specimens,
good value, detailed labels, well packed, quick delivery.
"I got my first batch of minerals from you today, and am SO PLEASED! They are all beautiful, and I can't wait to see your next installment on your website! Yahooo! It's always exciting to discover (or in this case, [another customer] turned me on to your minerals and your site) a new collector."