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Hello and welcome to Open Adit West! We are a family-run mineral specimen business. My name is Mark Kielbaso and thanks to my father, Joe Kielbaso, who has been collecting since he was a kid. He has passed his desire and passion for field-collecting and acquiring great mineral specimens to me and my sister, Lisa Brower. Please read more of our mineral past on our About Me page and see some great photos from our field collecting adventures at the Elmwood Mine, Tennessee, Brushy Creek Mine, Missouri and Cave-in-Rock, Illinois...(Click to read more)
Adit = A horizontal opening to a mine from the surface, thus Open Adit is an open mine.
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Mexican Onyx Carving
This is an ornate carving from richly banded, red and brown mexican onyx. This quality of natural mexican onyx (a banded calcite formation, not to be confused with standard onyx that is agate) with the strong banding of browns, tans and dark red has not been seen in many years. It is carved in the traditional handcrafted manor in Tecali de Herrera, state of Puebla, Mexico, of material from the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. The carving measures 67 cm long by 30 cm wide by 8.4 deep and weighs 9.4 lbs.
Upon sale close, you will be sent an invoice indicating final value of the specimen, applicable taxes (Arizona) and shipping options. Payments must be made within 10 days of sale close unless other arrangements have been made with Open Adit West. If you would like to purchase multiple items past our 10 day payment period or would like your package held for any reason please hold off on payment until you are ready to have your package shipped to you. We ask that you email to inform us that you are still offerding or your payment is going to be delayed. Communication is paramount! Payment can be made through Paypal.
Open Adit West P.O. Box 77486 Tucson, AZ 85703
All items purchased from Open Adit West Rocks & Minerals are made pursuant to a shipment contract F.O.B. shipping point. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier. By using the shipping calculator below, you will be able to accurately figure your shipping costs. Any additional packing weight necessary for shipping has already been added to the weight of the specimen so there are no "hidden" shipping charges after the sale has ended. Please take a moment to review the information below to understand our Domestic and International shipping policies.
Dear foreign customers; Thank you for your patronage in the past years and we hope to be able to fulfill your mineral needs in the future. Please be aware of the VAT rate and Excise fees in your country to have your package delivered as this is your responsibility. Open Adit West will not be responsible for individual countries importation rules and regulations and the fees associated. We will be happy to help in any way to expedite the shipment process to you.
Your order will be processed and shipped by the following business day after payment has been processed. In the event your payment is received the day before a holiday or on the holiday itself, your order will be sent out the next business day.
Upon sale close you will be sent an invoice with several options for shipping. Please contact us by email within three days of sale closing. By using the shipping calculator below, you can calculate the shipping costs for destinations located within the continental United States. We will ship USPS Parcel Post or USPS Priority Mail . Open Adit West utilizes USPS Delivery Confirmation to ensure your specimens are delivered to the address you provide.
Upon sale close you will be sent an invoice with the shipping charge. Please contact us by email within three days of sale closing. Please use the shipping calculator below to figure International shipping costs. We will ship by USPS Priority Mail International for which normal delivery time is between 6 to 10 days. In the event that multiple specimens are won, we can sometimes combine item shipping costs depending on the size of the specimens to ensure you receive the lowest rate possible.
We make every attempt to describe the items listed as completely & accurately as possible. This includes locality information. We do not believe in adding paragraphs of irrelevant information to the description, guessing or making up what localities we think the specimen may have originated to try and sell it. Our specimens sell themselves! If you have any questions, please email us before you offer.