Mineral specifications clockwise from top:
Pyrite coated Fluorite on Quartz, Thunder Bay Ontario;
Gold; Quartz, Rayrock Mine, Thunder Bay, Ontario;
Millerite, Thompson Mine, Thompson, Manitoba.
Photograph of millerite by C. Nicholls.
Ordering by e-mail is easy!! Click on the “Order Here” icon below and a special e-mail form will pop up. Just tell me which specimen that you are interested in, send the e-mail message and I'll respond to you with a confirmation of your order.
If you would like to call me by telephone to discuss a specimen or place a verbal order, I'd be delighted to talk to you. Call me within reasonable hours at 905-836-9073. Orders by fax are also fine and my fax number is 905-836-5283.
Sometimes I am away from the office for periods of time. I check my phone messages daily and try to access my e-mail daily when I'm away. I'll try and get back to you within a day or so as long as I am somewhere near civilization. E-mail is by far the best way to contact me since I have a Blackberry with me constantly.
I try to identify specimens on the website as reserved or "sold" as soon as possible or delete sold specimens from the website quickly. Sometimes it is not possible to remove specimens quickly enough before somebody tries to order them again. I will tell you in a confirming e-mail or telephone call if the specimens that you ordered are all available or not.
Conditions and Terms
Exchange Rates - Prices are in Canadian dollars. For payment in US$, deduct 22% or multiply by 0.78.
Payment - Please forward your payment as soon as possible after you order. I will ship orders for new clients only upon receipt of payment. Cheques and money orders, payable to David K. Joyce, from established clients are fine.
Visa and Mastercard Payments - I am happy to accept Visa and Mastercard payments. When you place an order, please indicate that you would like to pay with Visa or Mastercard and I'll contact you on how to forward the correct information to me.
PayPal - I gladly accept PayPal. Please send PayPal payments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taxes - Canadian residents must add HST or GST to their orders, depending on where you live, as follows:
- NS residents add 15% HST
- NB, NL and ON residents add 13% HST
- BC residents add 12% HST
- AB, SK, MB, QC, PEI, YT and NT residents add 5% GST.
Postage/Shipping - I'll ship all orders via air mail post unless specified otherwise. Please add $9.00 to your order for postage and handling for the first specimen and then $1 for each additional specimen. If you would like to receive your package faster, it is possible to pay more for shipping so that I can send it by a faster method. If a parcel is very heavy, I may request extra postage.
Surface mail/parcel post to overseas destinations can be very slow so normally I send parcels by air mail. For heavy or larger parcels overseas, postage costs may be higher.
Alternatives - If you can, please consider alternative selections in case the specimen that you want is gone already.
Return Policy - I have done my best to provide meaningful photographs and/or descriptions of each specimen. Most specimens have no damage and if they do, I will show it or tell about it. That is the quality that I try to have on my lists. Please keep in mind, even though some of the prices seem very low priced, there is nothing wrong with those specimens! Either I collected them myself, acquired them at a reasonable cost from somebody or exchanged for them and I am passing on at a reasonable cost to you . All specimens are of excellent quality. If you are not satisfied with your specimens, please return to me for full credit or refund within one week of receipt. Shipping costs are not refundable.