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Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors

Posted by Maurizio Dini  
Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
March 14, 2009 12:53AM
Hello friends:

I am trying to contact web companies/dealers in USA who sells micromounting acrilic boxes, clay and so on.

I have been told about Shannon's & sons, but I have tried with their email account, which seems to be dismissed.
Any of you who has dealed with Shannon, any uptodate email?

Anyone who can also suggest me more options? I would like to buy and receive the merchandise here in Chile.

thanks for your help
Maurizio Dini
Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
March 14, 2009 02:53AM
Here is the address I have for them:

Michael Shannon Shannon & Sons Minerals 480-927-1862 shannonsminerals.com


Bill
avatar Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
March 14, 2009 09:09PM
    
Maurizio,

I had exactly the same problems with Shannon and Sons, after numerous emails and attempted phone calls from Australia, I contact Mikon in Germany and had my order here in ten days. Give Mikon a try. I got great service

Cheers
Jon
Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
March 14, 2009 09:54PM
Hello Jon

good to know.
please send me an email, so we can discuss this a bit, and I can ask you some questions about the company merchandise.

maurj68@hotmail.com

awaiting for your message
Maurizio Dini

Pd; thanks Bill anyhow....
Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
July 04, 2009 09:36AM
Have you tried Sauktownsales.com?
avatar Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
July 14, 2009 11:56AM
    
Fred Stohl in Toms River, New Jersey is a primary source for micromount boxes. I got my most recent order in November. He should be listed in the phone book. The last email I had was flstohl@yahoo.com

Best Wishes, Van King
Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
July 15, 2009 01:38PM
    
Jim @ Sauktownsales.com has always been a great person to do business with.
I highly recommend his site.
Anna Wilken
Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
December 31, 2011 06:58PM
I have been looking for micro boxes and came across your name on Mindat. You mention Mikon i Germany. Do you have a website for this company?
Thanks
Anna Wilken
avatar Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
December 31, 2011 11:51PM
Mikon's website:
(You can view it in German if you wish.)

Mikon Mineral Boxes

Happy New Year!
Joe
avatar Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
January 01, 2012 12:00AM
It looks like Mikon partners with Shannon. It would be cheaper to buy in the US than overseas if you are not in Europe. Mikon's site lists this contact info for Shannon:

Shannon & Son' s Minerals
Mike Shannon, 1013 N Palm., Gilbert, AZ, 85234, USA
michael@shannonsminerals.com
www.shannonsminerals.com

However, I too am a loyal Sauktown customer. Jim Daly is great, responsive, honest and a micrmounter.
Joe
Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
January 26, 2012 02:27AM
I get boxes from Sauktown but have found another product that works well in mounting some micros. It is called "Quake Wax" and comes from Conservation Materials Ltd in Sparks Nevada and they do have a web site. I like it better than clay since it does not dry out and get hard.

Roy
Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
February 04, 2012 12:35AM
My best experience up to now was Fred Stohl in Toms River, New Jersey as a source for micromount boxes. flstohl@yahoo.com

Next is the Althor Products in New York [www.althor.com] my source for black paper lining.

And for the black corks I order from Doug Rambo17 N. Avon Drive Claymont, DE 19703 USA
drambo5@yahoo.com

This is good if you want to use the American style box and mounting. Some people prefer the European somewhat larger micro box and do not use the black lining and corks.
cheers to all.
avatar Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
May 20, 2012 12:50PM
    
The Netmine is the English version of Shannon and Sons, they teamed up with them, I think. Try them, just type Netmine into Google!
Hope that helps,
Regards,
Matt. =)
Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
May 24, 2012 06:54PM
Colleen Shannon with David Shannon Minerals is getting low on many supplies, but I think that she still has a few thousand of the 2-piece acrylic boxes. They measure about 2.25 cm (29/32") sq. X 1.8 cm (23/32") tall. She has the 1/4" ht. black lid (or base if you prefer) and the colorless transparent bottom. Colleen takes orders by FAX (480-985-0557). She also has a large supply of the 2" miniature boxes (+/- styrofoam inserts). She is currently out of the TN boxes. She also peddles a variety of the paper fold-up boxes.
Dave Lehecka
Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
October 05, 2014 07:29PM
Any update on sources for the black 1" X 1" X 3/4" micromount boxs. Sources seem to be getting fewer.
Re: Micromount boxes and supplies for collectors
October 05, 2014 09:18PM
I will put in a plug for both Fred Stohl, for boxes, and Doug Rambo, for corks, black paper liners, tools, and probably boxes also. Both are extrememly reliable and fast in their service.
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