1-2 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Makers Minerals ships all orders with tracking, including to locations outside of the United States. Our customers can follow their order using the tracking number that we always provide or through the Etsy app. Please contact your postal provider if you did not receive your package, especially if your tracking says "delivered". If you reside in the United States, we are happy to help you locate your misplaced package by calling your local USPS and getting GPS coordinates to help resolve the issue.
Mineral chips are usually tumbled to slightly tumbled pieces that can range in size and shape. Most shops buy mineral chips from a wholesaler (usually China) and then resell them on ETSY or elsewhere. They are rarely curated or tumbled by the actual seller.
Crushed minerals are very different! They are not mass produced or offered at wholesale. Usually, the seller (myself) hand picks the material to be crushed; therefore, they can control the quality of the end-product.
YES, absolutely! Makers Minerals supplies QUALITY, natural minerals at an affordable price. All our minerals are 100% natural and untreated unless otherwise stated. For example, we have "lab-created" turquoise AND natural, untreated turquoise. Each mineral/listing will explicitly state if the material is natural, lab-created, synthetic, dyed, or treated in the listing title and listing description.
It is always advised to wear nitrile gloves, when handling crushed minerals, especially mineral powders. I also would advise a N99 mask if you are sanding minerals or are using mineral powders in your project. In addition, make sure you have proper ventilation.
Personally, I wear 4mil nitrile gloves, an N99 mask, and eye protection everyday!
Jan 30, 2022
Thank you, great stuff, great seller
Aug 16, 2021
I'm working on developing all natural finishes for electric guitars that out perform petroleum based finishes... Especially ethically. One problem with most (otherwise natural) boiled linseed oil (aka flaxseed oil) is that they contain heavy metal driers of nefarious origins. I like to know where all my ingredients come from. One chemical commonly used as a dryer in wood finishing oils (to help them cure faster) is Manganese Carbonate (MnCO3). Another name for MnCO3 is Rhodochrosite. I'm super pleased that I found a source for this mineral that is all natural and traceable to it's origins. I'm ordering the crushed Howlite next for experiments using it as a white pigment. Thanks so much! Jason from Atlanta Earth Guitars LLC