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 fine skeletal quartz from Mt Isa Dist. This is an exceptional example of this skeletal growth quartz, found at its best in the Mt Isa area. Besides having high luster and no damage this special piece, boasts a great array of colors, blue/green areas, (not clearly seen, small but full color) cream, and brownish red, as well as milky color. Very uncommon to see these color's particularly the blue?green patches. Note these color's are all fully included within the quartz! This piece is hard to photograph, its way way better in person. NOTE PLEASE! Overseas buyers please contact for postage costs.
BACK OF GRAVES, MT ISA, QLD.
124 x 105 x 87mm
Price: $ 100.00 Product ID: 4002
For sale is an uncommon for Australia, a multi twinned fish tail specimen from S.Aust. This came out of an old collection, there were two of them. I have never seen another on like it. The pics dont show it well but the crystal faces have good luster. Unusual piece. This is better in person, pics don't really do it justice.
71 x 44 x 39mm
Price: $ 30.00 Product ID: 3951
For sale is a large fluorapatite (apatite) crystal from Mt Elliot copper mine, Cloncurry area, Qld. The crystal has good luster and good form, the area at the bottom and rear shows where it sat on the diopside matrix. There is a small complete darkish crystal sitting on the side of the apatite, possible alanite? This crystal was part of a huge 18kg specimen, that fell apart due to very bad pyrite disease. For an Australian apatite, this is an amazingly good specimen! Ex Doug Ball collection.
MT ELLIOT COPPER MINE, CLONCURRY AREA, QLD,
23 x 23 x 16mm
Price: $ 60.00 Product ID: 3891
For sale is a large block of varascite, from Milgun Station W.Aust. The faint black lines(which can be cleaned off) you can see, is where Bernie Whyte, had marked this specimen from cutting purposes, unfortunately Bernie was never able to complete this. This is a great Australian varascite piece, with large section (as can be seen) of high quality cutting material. The weight is a massive 570gms. This specimen also contains the rare mineral foggite, found in only four localities worldwide, (white color) Overseas buyers please contact for postage costs.
MILGUN STATION, 180 KLM NORTH WEST OF MEEKATHARRA, W.AUST.
128 x 72 x 39mm
Price: $ 145.00 Product ID: 3604
For sale is a great galena specimen from Broken Hill. The original old label for this specimen said "cubic galena" Im not quite sure what that meant, and the label has now long disintegrated.Good galena crystals of this fine quality are very rare from Broken Hill. The garnets and white quartz matrix thou small give a neat contrast. As well as confirmation re the origin of the piece. Very nice! Great luster. As far as I can see this is a complete specimen!
BROKEN HILL, NSW.
43 X 37 X 21mm
Price: $ 57.00 Product ID: 3943
For sale is a large slabbed section of mangrocalcite with galena, from Broken Hill, NSW. I suppose its been done before, but this is the first time I have seen cut and polished calcite from Broken Hill, the effect with the silver black galena, is most effective, especially with all the galena highlighted by calcite bands. Fluorescent. Ex Neil Smith collection. Unique! As this is heavy, overseas postage will be extra.
BROKEN HILL, NSW.
163 x 70 x 50mm
Price: $ 80.00 Product ID: 3735
For sale is a gaspeite from Widgiemooltha, W.Aust. Gaspeite is a rare nickel carbonate, this location was the biggest find of collectible material in the world, Discovered in the early 1990s, the location was exhausted by the end of the decade. All material available today is recycled from that original find, so as you can understand it even rarer today. This specimen is virtually solid gaspeite!
132 NORTH MINE, WIDGIEMOOLTHA, W.AUST.
33x 27 x 18mm
Price: $ 42.00 Product ID: 3481
For sale is a specimen of gemmy red variscite, from the last century find at Iron Knob, S.Aust. There have only ever been two finds of red variscite in the world, Dolce valley in Brazil, (Superbly represented on Mindat) and Iron Know (Superbly un represented on Mindat), the non representation is surprising as the Australian find predated the Brazilian one by about 10 years. Sorry the pics are not great, the white star spots in the first pic, are the reflection of the shiny crystal faces. Great coverage of crystals. Excellent specimen, uncommon.
IRON KNOB, S.AUST.
39 x 34 x 30mm
Price: $ 160.00 Product ID: 3752
For sale is a nice and interesting geode, thunder egg, from Mt Tamborine, Qld. This specimen has a rather unique eye style,(right down to the radiating veins) and could probably be called an eye agate. The color is a bit better in person with a definite hint of amythyst purple. This specimen could do with a final polish.
MT TAMBORINE, QLD.
61 x 60 x 31mm
Price: $ 36.00 Product ID: 4350
For sale is a group of thundereggs, or geodes from Agate Creek, Qld. I have carefully selected these seven eggs to show the amazing, range of patterns and variation of colors of our Australia's most famous agate location. All pieces are flawless, and superbly polished. This is a great opportunity to obtain a fine representation from this classic location.
AGATE CREEK, NTH QLD.
LONGEST 41 x 25mm
Price: $ 52.00 Product ID: 3800
For sale is a classic glendonite from the Hunter valley in NSW. This is a good sized specimen, surprisingly this Dana locality is not represented by a pic on Mindat. These specimens start out as Ikaite which is calcium carbonate (Calcite) but with a handful of water molecules attached to it. Once the Ikaite reaches a temperature above 8°C (46°F), it pseudomorphs into Calcite. Ex Rad Davis collection.
GLENDON, HUNTER VALLEY, NSW.
95 x 34 x 18mm
Price: $ 30.00 Product ID: 3826
For sale is a glendonite from the Dana locality, Glendon, NSW. A very interesting pseudomorph of calcite replacing a starburst-like cluster of crystals of the rare the calcium carbonate mineral ikaite. Ikaite is fascinating , because apart from crystal of ice it is the only mineral I know that crystallizes at a very low temperature (approx 1 - 4 degrees C.) This aesthetic specimen, has relatively sharp faces, above average for this material.
56 x 49 x 44mm
Price: $ 35.00 Product ID: 3892