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 rare cupcake tektite from Hatches Creek N.T. First I have to say this was incredibly hard to picture, I have done the best I can. This is a rare breed indeed. The cupcake shaped tektite, has a fine flanged edge, , is of excellent size and has no damage.The cupcake form is actually a button that has lost its flange due to thermal shock during re-entry. This was collected many years ago and we obtained it from an old collection in Grafton. Try and find another one for sale anywhere. Top specimen, museum quality, great price.
HATCHES CREEK, N.T.
20 x 20 x 17mm
Price: $250.00 Product ID: 2766
A great undamaged group of cuprite crystals on matrix. Red Dome mine has been said to have had the best cuprite crystals in the world. They have been very hard to obtain. This group has fine fire engine red color, crystals, sorry but the pics dont capture the fine red color, they are not oxodised. This piece has been stored away for more the 15 years. Rare, Australian classic.
RED DOME MINE, CLONCURRY QLD<>br/>42 x 33 x 25mm
Price: SOLD Product ID: 643
A fine cuprite crystal group, from Red Dome mine , this mine is reputed to have the finest cuprite crystals in the world. These crystals are red and gemmy, with no oxidization.There is a vug of lusterous complex gemmy crystals, measuring 25mm across, the larges crystals are to 9mm. Actually there are large areas of crystal faces on the whole specimen. The really interesting part is the decent scattering of native copper (no oxidation) on and in the specimen, some showing good crystallization under magnification. Copper is not listed as having come from this mine, but its here is this specimen, in abundance. Top specimen More pic available.
RED DOME MINE, CHILLAGOE, QLD.
55 x 36 x 35mm
Price: SOLD Product ID: 651
For sale is a chalcotrichite specimen from Redbank mine , N.T. Chalcotrichite is a rather rare form of needle cuprite , while not a huge specimen it is very representative of the species. This specimen is Ex Jack Leach collection. Melbourne. No 3132
SANDY FLAT PIPE , REDBANK MINE, N.T.
45 x 27 x 13mm
Price: $18.00 Product ID: 1904
For sale is a darwin glass, the result of a meteorite impact near, the very rugged and remote Mt Darwin in western Tasmania, approx 800,000 years ago. Recently some remnants of ancient life forms have been found in darwin glass. The specimen is basically dark green with some small translucent yellow brown patches, many bubbles are evident. This is considered a large specimen, weighing in at 27gms. The major strew field for this material is now in a national park, off limits for collection.
38 x 31 x 21mm
Price: $60.00 Product ID: 2439
For sale is an excellent and uncommon group of diginite crystals from Mt Gunson. Diginite is a quiet rare copper sulfide. These are very large sharp crystals, and probable the best ever found in Australia. The crystal are in excellent condition, with some small luster, having the typical lead grey color. There is no damage to the surface of this specimen. This mineral rarely forms good crystals . Ex M Stott collection.
MT GUNSON, ANDAMOOKA RANGE, S.AUST.
54 x 38 x 23mm
Price: $135.00 Product ID: 1077
For sale is a dinosaur verterbrae (colloquial name)from Mt Jerusalem, NSW. These as far as I know are unique to this area of NSW, (thou I have seen much smaller and not translucent ones from USA). This specimen is very delicate and fine example of this material, it has none of the usual accompanying dark material, and is completely translucent. This area is long closed to collection, because it is included in a National Park. Nice.
MT JERUSALEM, MT JERUSALEM NATIONAL PARK, RICHMOND RANGE, NSW.
55 x 54 x 40mm
Price: $35.00 Product ID: 2282
For sale is a tremendous giant wombat molar tooth. The specimen is in excellent condition , It has not been lacquered, having natural gloss. These animals lived in Australia until about 50,000 years ago, and were the largest marsupial ever. Weighting about 3 tonn, and standing 2 meters at the shoulder. This is definitely on the large size for these specimens. NOTE. OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST PROVIDE, RELEVANT EXPORT DOCUMENTS.
RADDISON CREEK, GLENN INNES, NSW.
55 x 44 x 46mm
Price: $200.00 Product ID: 1879
First thing is that the pic, no many times I tried , do not do this specimen justice. There are no white spots on the crystal, which is actually a rather complex group of five crystals. The crystal are in excellent condition, have particularly high luster and are razor sharp. The real highlight of this piece is the top terminations, sharp and highly lusterous, this in not common on terminations from this area. TOP SPECIMEN. Compare our price.
YINNIETHARRA STATION, PILBARA, W.AUST.
45 x 54 x 31mm
Price: $90.00 Product ID: 2283
For sale is a very pretty drusy quartz over chrysocolla Sunset mine Cloncurry, Qld. The drusy quartz covers an area of goethite and then an area of very sweet pale blue chrysocolla, , giving the surface a somewhat unearthly appearence, which Im not sure is completely captured in the pics. I obtained this piece at the Bundaberg Gemboree, the material which had only just been mined , was quiet expensive and I could only afford this one piece.
SUNSET MINE , CLUNCURRY, QLD.
79 X 59 X 44mm
Price: $110.00 Product ID: 2182
For sale is a large single emerald crystal . from Poona. The specimen has fine saturated color with moderate luster. Crystal of this size are not too common from this mine. There is some associated biotite. This is an excellent example of Australian emerald, with the piece having good translucency. Ex Norman and Jocine Robinson collection. Compare our prices.
AGA KHAN MINE, POONA, W.AUST.
28 x 24 x 23mm
Price: $135.00 Product ID: 1347
For sale is an exquisite emerald crystal on biotite matrix, from Poona. This little gem is a fully terminated crystal of good luster and excellent color saturation. The crystal is in pristine condition, and the small biotite matrix, give a wonderful accent. Defunct local. Nice.
AGA KHAN MINE, POONA, W.AUST.
14.5 x 12 x 6mm
Price: $44.00 Product ID: 1234