Search / Advanced Search
Viewing Products by Category / Sorting
Shop by Price
Place Your Order
Forms of Payment
Using and Sharing Your Wish List(s)
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With our newly redesigned web site, featuring a more advanced shopping cart and order management system, we’ve aimed to create a more user-friendly and pleasant online shopping experience for our customers. If you have comments or feedback, please let us know.
Following is a brief guide to using the site and some of its new features, as well as placing orders.
When you place your first order with us, you can create a customer account that gives you access to useful customer tools on the site. (You may check out as a guest if you prefer not to create an account.) Your account tools include:
To view the contents of your shopping cart at any time, click the View Cart link at top right of any product page, or the Home page.
Looking for that certain unique product or gift, and want to save time? Use our site's search engine, located at upper right of each page. Notice that if you type in a search keyword or two (for example, "alabaster" or "alabaster rough rock"), the search engine will dynamically serve up a list of relevant search results as you're typing. Click on the most relevant link, or click the See All Products button at the bottom of the list to see all search results. (The dynamic search function will often return just a partial list of search results.)
You can refine your search using Advanced Search (link beneath the search entry field). The Advanced Search page allows you to search by these criteria: product categories, price range, featured products (items that are on sale), and free shipping (items which ship for free).
For more information on using the search engine, click on Search Tips (next to the Advanced Search link).
Our products are organized by Category, and often by Subcategory. Use the left hand Categories navigation menu to view products by either criteria. If you are at the top level Category view, all Subcategories for that Category will be displayed. You may also navigate individual Subcategories using our handy "accordion" menu, which can expand and contract Categories and their respective Subcategories.
Note that you can sort products in a Category or Subcategory view by various criteria, including Featured Items (products on sale), Newest Items, Bestselling, and by Price. Use the Sort by dropdown menu near the top of the page to perform a sort.
You may also shop by price when viewing any Category or Subcategory page, by using the Shop by Price links at the bottom of the left hand Categories menu. Relevant price ranges for the particular Category / Subcategory will be displayed; just click the appropriate price range you're interested in.
Our shopping cart system is designed to make placing an order easy and intuitive. Here's a short guide to using the cart:
We accept all major credit cards, and you can also pay via PayPal, money order, or mail us a check. (Receipt of check / money order is required before we ship your order.)
Beneath the Add to Cart button on each product page (and on various informational pages in the site), you'll see a "Share This" link. Click "Share This" and you can share the page with a friend, relative or colleague. You can share via email, or share via various social media such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Digg, etc.
Wish Lists are a convenient tool for saving products that you're interested in for later shopping, i.e., to save products for a birthday shopping list.
To use Wish Lists, you need to create a customer account, which allows you to store your Wish List data on our site. (There are other advantages to creating an account.) Once your account is created, you can add any product to a Wish List by clicking the "Add to Wish List" button in the right sidebar of any product page. Note that you can create multiple Wish Lists, i.e., "Christmas" or "Hannukah" for a holiday shopping list, "Timmy's Birthday" for your son or grandson's birthday, etc.
To share your Wish List with someone, click Wish Lists at the top right of the page, click the Edit link for the Wish List, then click the checkbox for "Make This Wish List Public?" Click Save Wish List, then on the Wish Lists screen click the Share link for the Wish List. The next page will display a web address that links to your Wish List. Select and then copy the address (Control + C in Windows, Command + C in Mac), then paste the address (Control + V in Windows, Command + V in Mac) into an email to send the Wish List address.
Subscribe to our email list, and you'll receive periodic emails based on your preferences, including sales specials, new product announcements, interesting news from the world of rocks and minerals, and more.
To subscribe, just fill out the form on the Join our Email List page.
You can also receive information from us via RSS feeds, which allow you to subscribe to a variety of channels of information on our site. We have multiple RSS feeds, so you can subscribe to newly updated information related to your particular area of interest.
Our RSS feeds are marked by the RSS icons you will see displayed in various areas ().
We're regularly posting short little blips of information to Twitter, Facebook and Duke City Fix (for our local Albuquerque followers). Stay in touch and up to date with Mama's Minerals via any of these channels. And share with your friends!
Our site is full of interesting and useful information on rocks and minerals, and much more. Whether you're a rock hound or a beader, interested in metaphysics or geology -- be sure to browse our Learn and Explore area. And check back often; we regularly post new informational pages here.