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We do not have a physical store – our gallery is located online and we exhibit at rock and mineral shows throughout the United States. If you plan to be in western Illinois, we do accept visitors by appointment only and will prepare pre-orders or have specimens out for display/review by request only. Please contact us at least a week in advance to make sure we will be available for your visit and for directions.
Order Online: Use our secure shopping cart 24/7.
Order by Phone: Call (309) 335-6740 between 9AM to 5PM, Monday-Friday (except major holidays)
Order by Mail:Mail your check/money order to: The Geode Gallery, 1131 80th Street, Roseville, IL 61473. If you are unsure of your total, please call or e-mail us to avoid processing and shipping delays
Purchase Orders: The Geode Gallery accepts purchase orders only by regular mail or as a WORD/PDF attachment in an e-mail. You may complete your order through our online shopping cart by inserting your purchase order in the appropriate fields, but please note we need to receive a firm purchase order copy from your organization to complete your order unless you are an established customer. Illinois customers only: If you are ordering by purchase order and are exempt from sales tax, please deduct the tax from the order total that our secure shopping cart provides.
Most orders ship next business day although larger quantity orders or larger items that take more time to pack may ship in 2-3 days. If we are away at a show, some orders may be delayed a few days. Orders requesting overnight or 2 day delivery are given priority and will ship same day or no later than next business day unless we are away at a show. For full shipping services and delivery times once we ship, please see our Shipping/Services Page.
We strive for the most accurate and honest pictures and descriptions as possible. We understand that viewing pictures online does not always truly represent the specimen compared to having it in person. Therefore, we offer a full purchase price refund (minus shipping costs) if the item is returned to us in original condition within 14 days of delivery (USA customers) or 30 days (international customers). Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. WHOLE GEODES: If you receive a whole (un-opened) geode that is solid, please contact us within 10 days and we will send you a replacement geode at no cost to you including shipping costs, or we will issue a refund for the full price of the solid geode (minus shipping costs). All orders received between November 1 and December 23 have a longer return period (until January 5th) to contact us if you receive a solid geode for a replacement/refund. If you have any questions, please contact us prior to ordering.
The Geode Gallery is well-known and established as the primary geode cracker and supplier of Keokuk, Iowa geodes on a retail/wholesale basis at major mineral/gem shows in the Midwest, Great Lakes region, and Southern United States. See our current Show Schedule here.
The Geode Gallery accepts cash, checks, money orders, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. We will also accept Western Union and bank wire transfer payments from international buyers. We also accept purchase orders from schools, universities, government agencies, and other applicable institutions. We also hold accounts for established businesses/resellers – contact us for more details.
If you have geodes for sale, please contact us by e-mail at: sand[at sign]maplecity.com. We would appreciate a picture of what you have along with a description.
We can provide you with a range of estimated worth if the geode or geodes you have are from an area we are familiar with or that we sell ourselves. It is important to note, however, that pricing rocks and minerals in general is VERY subjective. In other words, you are likely to receive different quotes from different people. We will not only provide you with an honest opinion but will do our best to provide additional information so you are more informed about what you have and what the current market conditions are. Also, especially with rocks, providing a picture of what you have to us is the most important thing you can do to get the most accurate value range from us. Hearing a description over the phone or reading it in an e-mail does not provide us with enough information to provide an accurate valuation range to you. Please send your pictures and description (including sizes of the geodes) to: sand[at sign]maplecity.com. Thank you.