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 fabulous glendonite, from the Dana locality in the Hunter valley, NSW. This is of the most impressive glendonite I have come across, first of all the style is of a rarer form, from this local, then the size, this is big, its in pristine condition, one is actually quiet attractive. 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 Berni Whyte collection.
GLENDON, HUNTER VALLEY, NSW.
110 x 98 x 54mm
Price: $ 55.00 Product ID: 3833
For sale is a large golden calcite rhomb, from the Kandos quarry, Kandos, NSW. Surprisingly when checking Mindat there are no pics of the golden calcite this location is famed for. This material is translucent to transparent, the specimen is of a large, size, and represents one of our best locations for this quiet clean material, with good color. Ex Bernie Whyte collection, Newcastle.
KANDOS QUARRY, KANDOS, NSW.
75 x 63 x 60mm
Price: $ 50.00 Product ID: 3798
For sale is a single crystal of golden calcite from Kandos quarry, NSW. An outstanding calcite specimens and this is an unusually large one, this quarry has produced some nice golden material, but they are almost always cleaved sections. A large crystal of this size is amazing. The pics show front and rear of the specimens, the rear has an area of contact, with another crystal in the pocket. A rare and important Australian calcite specimen.
KANDOS QUARRY, KANDOS, NSW.
130 x 87 x 56mm
Price: $ 220.00 Product ID: 4329
For sale is an Australian classic, a "granade" dravite tourmaline, from May Downs, Mt Isa, Qld. These have been getting harder and harder to obtain in any size, over the last few years. This is a good size has good definition, and well proportioned, as seen in the pics. The smaller end termination is quite reasonable, with the top terminations, being more rounded. Great size!
MAY DOWNS STATION, MT ISA. QLD.
104 x 67 x 67mm
Price: $ 88.00 Product ID: 4060
For sale is a nice green and orange/red stripped bolder opal from Qld. Opals are notoriously hard to photograph, best to say the color is equal if not better than the pics indicate. The stripped pattern of alternating colors is uncommon. Large display area, of good color.
62 x 39 x 46mm
Price: $ 76.00 Product ID: 3820
For sale is a lush green specimen of pyromorphite from Sylvester mine, Zeehan, Tas. There has long been a degree of controversy regarding which Zeehan mine these come from, but I will keep with the original label. The emerald green prismatic to barrel like crystals, are in pristine condition, contrasting nicely with the cream matrix. A fine Tasmanian pyro!
SYLVERSTER MINE, ZEEHAN, TAS.
37 x 35 x 18mm
Price: $ 25.00 Product ID: 3652
For sale is an uncommon (for the locality) floater group of quartz crystal, from the famous Silent Grove, mine, Torrington, NSW. There are a couple of phantoms visible in this undamaged specimen. Good luster. We acquired this from Alan Arnold, owner of Silent Grove, who told us that it came from the 200ft level(deepest part of the mine)
SILENT GROVE, VIA TORRINGTON, NSW.
60 x 49 x 20mm
Price: $ 24.00 Product ID: 3683
For sale is a very uncommon style Broken Hill gypsum. The specimen features unusual 'jackstraw" style gypsum with more solid style gypsum under that , there is than some beta quartz scattered about, at bottom left can be seen some small calcite crystals, there is a bit of sturtite. This is the first time I have seen a Broken Hill specimen like this. Ex Jack Leach collection.
BROKEN HILL, NSW.
102 x 65 x 24mm
Price: $ 62.00 Product ID: 4003
For sale is a hematite/goethite related to some sort of volcanic activity, from Mt Gambia, S.Aust. We obtained a couple of specimens of this in an old collection, and no amount of searching for references on the net turns anything up. The location was confirmed by Brian Hutchinson who's collection it came from, and who also collected the specimen. Lush silver black, with the smallest hint of iridescence. Collected in the early 1970s.
MT GAMBIA, S.AUST.
76 x 55 x 46mm
Price: $ 24.00 Product ID: 3901
For sale is a hemimorphite from the long defunct Evelyn Mine, N.T. Hemimorphite could be considered uncommon in Australia, particularly in decent specimens of any size, (a quick search will illustrate this point). This consists of a large area of radiating sprays of bladed crystals some forming rosettes, with a sprinkling of sky blue aurichalchite. Excellent condition, great distributional. Mined by and from the collection of Norman and Jocine Robinson.
83 X 60 X 43mm
Price: $ 34.00 Product ID: 3744
For sale is a specimen of holquistite from Greenbushes mine W.Aust. A large amount of lathe like holmquistite crystals are shot thru this whole specimen. Features crystal to more than 120mm, extraordinary for the species, the second pics shows a further area of crystallization on the base. Overseas buyers please contact for postage costs.
GREENBUSHES MINE, GREENBUSHES, W.AUST.
150 x 85 x 79mm
Price: $ 85.00 Product ID: 3984
For sale is a huge pyrophyllite(nearly 2kgs), from Harts Range N.T. Besides the rather nice large radiating star burst and the uncommon color and size of the specimen, this has a small number of black tourmaline crystal among the pyrophyllite on the rear,(see second pic). This is a very old specimen acquired by Neal Smith (who we acquired it from) in the 19780s. Very rare, this is the first one I have ever seen, from Harts Range, and to have the tourmaline, association, great! Overseas buyers please contact for postage costs.
HARTS RANGE, N.T.
230 x 110 x 60mm
Price: $ 150.00 Product ID: 3712