Rocks and fossils are not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of donating collectibles. But did you know that minerals and fossils are considered one of most sought after collectibles we accept? The truth is that collectible fossils, meteorites & tektites, crystals, mineral specimens, collectible stone carvings or collectible shells can carry centuries or many thousands of years of history with them and this makes them extremely valuable as collectible items. Meteorites, shells, minerals and fossil donations, like other types of collectible donations, can help benefit your community. Collectibles are usually thought of as items such as artwork, memorabilia, comic books, stamps, militaria or coins and currency. While these conventional collectibles are certainly in demand, crystals and fossil donations are sought after as well.
To give you an idea of what you can donate, we have had dinosaur bones and triceratops teeth found in South Dakota donated, California gold nuggets, Burmite fossil amber, meteorites from all over the world, petrified wood, museum quality green tourmaline and opals from Australia. Fossil donations are varied and include arthropod, brachiopod, coral, echinoderm, mollusk, vegetation, vertebrate fossils and even unidentified fossils. Meteorite donations include Chelyabinsk meteorites, iron meteorites, lunar, moldavite, Libyan desert glass and meteorite slices. Donate stone carvings created from opalite, black obsidian, white jade, untreated ruby, selenite, calcite, soapstone, pink tourmaline or tiger's eye. Donate collectible shells such as abalone, bursa, conus, coral, cowrie, cypraea, mitra, murex, nautilus shells, starfish, strombus, voluta and turbo shells. Donate collectible crystals & mineral specimens, decorator display specimens, precious metals or your fluorescent mineral collection. The list can surely go on!
One of the great things our previous donors have told us is that most just happened upon the different fossil or teeth while hiking or scuba diving. Being able to donate their find to our charity is in a way, found money. You will receive a Fair Market Tax deduction. Like we said above, many donors never think of donating rocks and fossils believing that they are not worth the donation. But this is simply not true. Your rock and fossil donations are little collectibles that can bring about big results. The donor also can benefit from the donation as they can include these minerals, rocks, meteorite and fossil donations on their tax return and receive a Fair Market Tax Deduction. Donating rocks and fossil collectibles is a great way to help those in need! Please complete the following form or call toll free 888-228-7320 to donate today!