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 smolyaninovite and cobaltite,from Mt Cobalt, Qld. Well formed crystals of orangish smolianinovite as pseudomorphs of cubic cobaltit. There are also some unaltered silver cobaltite crystals on the specimen. RARE! Ex Jim Sharpe collection, XRD confirmed.
MT COBALT, QLD.
50 x 36 x 20mm
Price: $ 40.00 Product ID: 4218
For sale is a "snake skin" agate from NSW. A fine specimen, that as good an example of this style as is possible to obtain! I obtained this rather nice specimen off Brian Foster from the Central Coast gem club, who could not remember the exact location. It was originally found by Ray Montgomery of Gosford, a renound prospector, I would check with Ray, unfortunately Ray is not well at the moment.
27 x 18 x 13mm
Price: $ 15.00 Product ID: 4328
For sale is a sphalerite, galena and calcite specimen from Broken Hill, NSW. This two sided specimen is rather uncommon, discreet sphalerite crystal were not often found. Save from two calcite crystal being cleaved the piece is pristine, crystals to 5mm!!! The bonus with this specimen is the discreet crystal of galena, also uncommon for the location. Great combo specimen of good size. Ex Neil Smith collection.
BROKEN HILL, NSW.
108 x 78 x 33mm
Price: $ 85.00 Product ID: 4580
For sale is a rare large spinel crystal from the New England gem fields, NSW. It would not be an exageration to say that spinel crystal over a couple of mm are very very uncommon from Australia. This specimen was the largest crystal found by Paul Young in over 30 years experience on the fields. Color is black and the crystal is water warn to some extent. A unique opportunity to obtain a very decent size spinel, it may be another twenty five years before another comes on the market, if at all. Ex Paul Young collection.
NEW ENGLAND GEM FIELDS, NSW.
14 x 14 x 10mm
Price: $ 80.00 Product ID: 4456
For sale is a starolite from Olary, S.Aust. Looking at Mindat, I can find no pics of these fine starolites from S.Aust, surprisingly. This is a nice display of very good sized crystals, one crystal has a contact at its end, as seen in the pics. The crystals sit proud on a biotite quartz matrix. Good specimen from a little seen and remote location.
ANDERLUSITE MINE, OUTALPA STATION, OLARY, S.AUST.
69 x 46 x 36mm
Price: $ 55.00 Product ID: 4418
For sale is a good sized stellerite and quartz from Tambar Springs, NSW. The sweet salmon color of the stellerite crystals on this specimen, is unusual.The shimmering and rather beautiful quartz scatter about is hugely nice, making the piece look alive. The quartz is water clear and flower like! Ex Chris Benotic collection
TAMBAR SPRING, NSW.
91 x 71 x 33mm
Price: $ 44.00 Product ID: 4354
For sale is a reasonably transparent titanite crystal from Spriggs Creek Bore, N.T. This is an outstanding Australian titanite, with razor sharp form and brown to yellow green color. Complete terminated crystal, with translucent to transparent nature. This was collected by in July 1994. Fine Australian titanite (sphene) crystals, are quite uncommon, especially in a good size!
DIGGINGS 8KM NORTH OF SPRIGGS CREEK BORE, HARTS RANGE, N.T.
23 x 12 x 7mm
Price: $ 40.00 Product ID: 4402
For sale is a large gem topaz from Oban River NSW. The water warn crystal has no cleavage fractures visible. The water clear interior is very uncommon in a piece of this size. Oban is historically known for fine topaz (see the Australian Museum collection), but nothing of note has come out for many decades. Oban specimens of this caliber, just don't come on to the market! This weights a whopping 700cts, and it is was cut and polished would give a facetted stone of at least 200cts, and probably a couple of 50cts stones. Ex Bernie Whyte collection.
OBAN RIVER, NSW.
65 x 40 x 29mm
Price: $ 530.00 Product ID: 4437
For sale is a topaz on matrix from Tasmania. Gemmy crystals to 10mm sit proud on the kaolin. This comes from one of the lesser know Australian topaz locations. Topaz are in pristine condition.
DOLCOATH HILL QUARRY (MOINA QUARRY), TAS.
53 x 33 x 32mm
Price: $ 35.00 Product ID: 4430
For sale is a zaratite with possible heazlewoodite from the long defunct Lord Brassey mine, Tas. Zaratite is a rare nickle carbonate, this has been found in specimen quality from only this mine here in Australia. Heazlewoodite (T.L.)is a rare nickel sulfide. They are commonly associated with each other from this location. Great size piece, really deserves more study.
LORD BRASSEY MINE, HEAZLEWOOD, TAS.
53 x 39 x 30mm
Price: $ 45.00 Product ID: 4245
For sale is a bismuth on calcite from Biggenden Mine, Biggenden, Qld. A pretty specimen, its not too often that bismuth is found on any matrix, this is a well proportioned piece, the pics show both sides. The calcite fluoresces, a wonderful saturated pink color. One always hopes that on a closer examination of bismuth from Biggenden that there will be some of the Biggenden holy grail, maldonite, somewhere present!
BIGGENDEN MINE, BIGGENDEN, QLD.
48 x 32 x 14mm
Price: $ 80.00 Product ID: 4486
For sale is a rather uncommon galena and quartz from Torrington, NSW. Unfortunately I have lost the history of this specimen but I know it came to me from a Deepwater collection, and before that it was in an old collection owned by a Torrington women collector. I can get the exact names at the Lismore show in May. A large specimen of galena from this area (north of Torrington about 8klms) like this just is not seen today, as the pics show there is a vein of quartz spreading into the galena, with minor pyrite. No cassiterite is in evidence.
89 x 54 x 53mm
Price: $ 45.00 Product ID: 4229