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We are a low volume artisan project with focus on stewardship, science and education.   Thank you for your continued support.


PayPal is preferred for credit card and payment processing, as a safeguard to keep your payment information secure.  By using our website, you consent and agree to this Privacy Policy.

To place an Order, click the "Add to Cart" button from PayPal.  You do not need a PayPal account, you may check out as a guest.  If you need assistance we will gladly guide you through the process.  California sales tax applies to all orders within California, currently 7.25% tax rate.  There is no sales tax on specimens sold out of state.

You are welcome to pay by Check or Money Order if you prefer, simply email us your order.  We will set aside your specimens, to be shipped upon receipt of payment.  Make payable to This Old Rock,  mail to PO Box 325, Placerville, CA  95667.  If you have questions about our crystals or would like additional photos of a specimen, just send us a note.


Free Shipping to addresses in the USA, we ship Priority Mail via United States Postal Service.  All orders are insured by USPS.    We email your tracking number so you know when to expect delivery.   If you need expedited shipping, let us know!

Return Policy

 If you are not satisfied with your purchase, return the item within 14 days of receipt to the mailing address above.  Notify us that you are returning the specimen. Upon receipt of our specimen in the same condition as it was sold, undamaged, This Old Rock will promptly credit back your purchase price in the same manner as paid, via PayPal, or by check, minus shipping fees.  Field Trip Boxes are excluded from this Return Policy.

 Privacy Policy

 This company values your right to privacy.   Your information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason. Your shipping address is used for the express purpose of delivering the product ordered. Your email address is necessary to process your order, to send information requested, and tracking the number of your order.

 Intellectual Property

  ThisOldRock©   All photos, descriptions, mineral data and information regarding this project are proprietary. All rights reserved.

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