Our large range of minerals reflects the fascination and the desire to preserve our unique Australian material.
Our quest is to further the knowledge and understanding of minerals in the wider community. A browse through these web pages show that we have a rather interesting range of uncommon and hard to find Australian mineral specimens. We have been exhibiting and selling fine Australian minerals since 1990, featuring rare collectors specimen from Broken Hill NSW, Torrington, Hillgrove and other important mines in Australia.
All prices in Australian Dollars.
For sale is a calcite on quartz from Black Head quarry, East Ballina, NSW. Featuring whitish grey drusy quartz covering the inside of a vug, with yellow calcite spheres, scattered about, the calcite is while it has a matte surface is quite translucent. Attractive. Sorry I have not been able to check for fluorescence as my lamp is not working. Collected by and from the collection of Jocine and the late Norman Robinson.
BLACK HEAD QUARRY, EAST BALLINA, NSW.
78 x 70 x 50mm
Price: $ 25.00 Product ID: 4650
For sale is a rutile in quartz from Tingha, NSW, the local description for these is either "grass stone". Water clear rutile in quartz from the New England district is a rarity, this specimen has a good distribution of rutile thru out. There are a couple of small dings on one termination, and one cleave at the rear, the bottom is complexly and completely terminated. There are also some sort of metal included at the base, but I cant tell what it is. This is a particularly good specimen for the region, and very hard to come by!
49 x 47 x 26mm
Price: $ 64.00 Product ID: 4625
This is one of those interesting specimen that come along every now and again. When we acquired this from Brian Hutchinson, it was labeled as agate from Agate Creek, now while there does appear to be some concentric (a few) banding, and probably a straight quartz center. It also very much appears as a jasper! Very difficult to tell! What I can say is the polish is perfect and the specimen is flawless, like virtually all Brians specimens.
AGATE CREEK, QLD.
60 x 52 x 51mm
Price: $ 45.00 Product ID: 4667
For sale is a fine Agate Creek thunderegg. While this specimen has been polished I think it could be polished even more, to make it a truly outstanding peice. The internal shape is quite interesting, possibly resembling a creature of some sort (according to my kids). The internal color banding lines have very nice colors!
AGATE CREEK, NTH QLD.
104 x 85 x 56mm
Price: $ 55.00 Product ID: 4629
For sale is a amethyst and smoky quartz from Harts Range, N.T. This gem is in pristine condition, front and back. Milky quartz coated with a secondary over-growth of gemmy, terminated amethyst and smoky quartz crystals. These specimens mined in 2008 are even more desirable than 'Moonlight pocket" specimen, and even harder to find, today> We obtained this of Paul joint discovery of the specimen. Even better in the hand
HARTS RANGE, N.T.
33 x 25 x 14mm
Price: $ 92.00 Product ID: 4617
For sale is a large amethyst plate from Victoria River Downs, N.T. This has an interesting range of colors, from very dark amethyst to a less saturated pale amethyst. There is one ding to the surface, but for the size and price this can be overlooked. Fine size Australian amethyst with decent sized crystals, some exhibiting good phantoms! Weight is approx, 1150gms, so could any overseas buyers please CONTACT US for postage costs.
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS STATION, N.T.
113 x 108 x 60mm
Price: $ 42.00 Product ID: 4659
For sale is a rare anatase on quartz, from Bowraville. As far as I can find, this is the first new discovery of anatase in NSW, for more than 75 years. As you can see from the pics there is a very liberal scattering of steel blue anatase crystals. This is a fully terminated floater (one small contact area at base). The quartz has reasonable transparency, the faces with anatase, are somewhat cloudy. From a very small find, of early this year.
NORTH ARM RD, BOWRAVILLE, NSW.
32 x 22 x 18mm
Price: $ 25HOLD Product ID: 4627
For sale is a hard to find Queensland aquamarine from O'Briens Creek. This specimen has two etched terminations, not uncommon for the location. The rear has an almost flat termination (fully terminated) as thou it grew against another crystal. Reasonably pale color, but internally very gemmy for most of its length. As I said these are difficult to find, even in the field, I you found one it would make your day! Weight 22cts.
MT SURPRISE, O'BRIENS CREEK, QLD
25 x 11 x 7mm
Price: $ 72.00 Product ID: 4646
For sale is a very busy specimen from Black Head quarry Ballina, NSW. The lable on this specimen states, STALACTITE CHLORITE AND IRIDESCENT SIDERITE, I must say Im not sure where the chlorite is, but after a close look all I can say is the brown stalactites have hollow centers, they are most probably calcite, and the colored stalactites (mainly on siderite balls) appear to be solid and possibly are a different mineral. Overall a small but very pretty ( and fragile) specimen. Comes in its original box with label by Norman and Jocine Robinson.
BLACK HEAD QUARRY, EAST BALLINA, NSW.
45 x 19 x 19mm
Price: $ 22.00 Product ID: 4626
For sale is an OUTSTANDING cassiterite on quartz from Kathida mine, Emmaville, NSW. Featuring a huge amount of lustrous black cassiterite, in pristine condition, sitting on lustrous wonderful quartz crystals. Please note there is even larger amount lof cassiterite crystal on the back of the specimen, which is in an equally good condition. I just had a look at the specimen and found a clearly visible 10mm tourmaline included in the quartz. Mined by and from the collection of Clifford brothers, Emmaville.
KATHIDA TIN MINE, THE GULF, EMMAVILLE, NSW.
73 x 46 x 33mm
Price: $ 620.00 Product ID: 4624
For sale is a cassiterite on smoky quartz from Kathida Mine, Emmaville, NSW. There a a couple of contacts on the perimeter, but all the central crystals are intact and pristine. The centre crystal towards the front, features a belt of cassiterite crystals, across the middle. This specimen has a sawn base.
KATHIDA MINE, THE GULF, EMMAVILLE, NSW.
70 x 50 x 29mm
Price: $ 24.00 Product ID: 4657
For sale are a pair of "chevron" or phantom quartz from the famous Silent Grove mine, Torrington, NSW. The largest crystal is citrine with a very strong phantom with a hint of amethyst, and a clear top, with a few fainter chevrons further down. The second crystal is smoky citrine with a large number of phantoms going a long way down the crystal. Pristine with highest luster! Classic Australian quartz! Mined in the 1990s.
SILENT GROVE, TORRINGTON, NSW.
37 x 16 x 10mm LARGEST
Price: $ 46.00 Product ID: 4634