This information is readily found in books, so you need a library. This discount is offered to motivate customer to purchase more than one mineral at a time.
These collectors like the advantages of sawing a mineral, but they dislike the artificially flat surface. In spite of their reputation, they are better than Fedex or UPS, but they are slower.
In the old days it was common to see a mineral labeled simply as from "South Africa" or "Minas Gerais, Brazil" because mineral dealers like Foote and English wanted to protect their sources of minerals and prevent their competition from buying from the same supplier.
Continuing your mineral education is the best protection from being misled by dealers, and the best way to identify good quality at a fair price. He wanted help identifying the best pieces and help pricing them. To paraphrase Mark Twain, "The reports of my retiring have been greatly exaggerated.
I have hesitated to make these changes for a long time. During the holiday rush I will continue to use them.
It is true that "glassies", the planar octahedral diamond crystals can be faked. Obviously, I have no objection against a sawn bottom. One of very many triple-A acronyms.
Print a small version of your label and glue it to the bottom of the mineral specimen. The internet gives diggers in third-world countries access to current pricing preventing them from being cheated by mercenary mineral dealers that paid pennies on the dollar.
Though I am guilty of failing to thoroughly check grammar in my descriptions so I guess I may be in the lazy category Instead search further and farther to find the dealers that offer quality minerals at reasonable prices.
I am not ready to stop selling diamonds, but if I cannot get a reliable, steady supply, I may be forced to stop selling them. Specimens from the collection of William Boyce Thompson are rare.
Why can you not rely on the photographs? And we are also fortunate that old localities are being opened again for collectors, some offering the use of heavy excavators to assist in accessing bedrock. Have you ever wondered why metallic minerals like gold, silver, galena, copper have different colors?
These backronyms are not a reference to the Adidas company, merely wordplay using the name.
The discounts also do not apply to the high-end minerals in the Back Room which are priced as "net". And the low-grade translucent gray diamonds from the Democratic Republic of Congo seem unending I generally avoid these poor diamonds unless they are unusually large or have a rare morphology.
Minerals from the USA. You can also enter a specific company name in the supplier textbox. Ask your local dry cleaner if you can buy a roll of bags from him or if he can refer you to his supplier. Even though they have low numbers, they were never posted to this site before.
Because all of my thumbnail preview images are the same height, it is difficult to compare the relative sizes. The specimen WAS sawn, and they will always be aware the matrix was "worked" and not natural. Many people inquired about them. That is why I recommend somehow guaranteeing that loose labels are associated with appropriate mineral specimens.
The same is true for yellow diamonds. Before handling any minerals layout the display boxes, in the open position, with Mineral Tack on the base to mount to. SCPK is a fully plug and play system, minimising installation and cost. I guess the 80 diamonds sold this year skewed the average higher.
Wear disposable gloves, like the type used in the fast-food industry. The new bulbs were supposedly from the same batch as the old bulbs, but their color was certainly NOT the same.
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