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.
This is a very large cylindrical twinned beryl (aquamarine) from Harts Range. There is also a small amount of chrysoberyl associated with the beryl, this is a most unusual combo. The original description actually states "with a chrysoberyl fringe", but it is more like very small isolated patches. Ex Dehne McLaughlin collection. Rare. Sorry about the pics im having problems with my camera, this crystal actually has decent luster and color, and contrasts well with with white pegnatite matrix.
WHITE DAM AREA, HARTS RANGE, N.T.
103 x 70 x 47mm
Price: $65.00 Product ID: 1088
For sale is a beryl crystal group, from an uncommon NSW location, Lavington Station. Decent specimens from this location are rarely seen in the market today, this old collection piece, we obtained from Peter Beckwith. The crystals have decent luster and are of a good size, there is a little iron oxide staining, that shouldn't be difficult to remove, if desired. The radiating crystal sprays are most attractive, and there is a huge beryle display area. The color of the crystals range from green thru to pale yellow. Rare.
LAVINGTON STATION, ALBURY, NSW.
87 x 68 x 36mm
Price: $78.00 Product ID: 2538
This is a very hard piece to photograph. Its a large slice of smoky citrine with amethyst phantoms, there are great many of these as the second pick shows, and they are very sharp and will defined. The specimen is polished both sides. Excellent display. Im pretty sure the amethyst lines and shadows in the centre of the pic , show the Brazilian law twinning , where the left and right hand quartz structures are combined in a single crystal. Actually the only place I have ever seen this before is in amertrine crystals from Bolivia. Rare.
92 x 60 x 18mm
Price: $50.00 Product ID: 997
For sale is a multi-color quartz, from Toms Mountain, Mt Isa. The original color of the quartz was white, and like many Toms Mtn, specimens, there has been a latter overgrowth of quartz with a red and black coloration. Interestingly this overgrowth, again like a lot of specimens from this locale, the overgrown is only partial. The piece has a sawn base. Nice specimen.
TOMS MOUNTAIN, MT ISA DIST, QLD.
97 x 58 x 41mm
Price: $24.00 Product ID: 2562
For sale is a decent sized bi-valve fossil from the banks of the Tamar River in Tasmania. The specimen is complete, and looks like it has had a buff polish to clean off attached rubbish. These specimen come from the Oligocene period, making this fossil between 23 and 33 million years old. The replacement material is ironstone. Comes with detailed label.
WHIRLPOOL REACH , EAST SIDE OF TAMAR RIVER, NEAR HILLWOOD, TAS.
77 x 48 x 37mm
Price: $23.00 Product ID: 2801
For sale is a Wolfram Camp bismuth. This specimen is way better than the pics indicate, it has unusually good luster, plus a decent amount of the pink tinge that makes bismuth unique among metals. This large size specimen(122gms) has some areas of good crystallization on the front. This is a very showy piece, and very hard to come by in this size these days. A fascinating thing about bismuth, besides being a rare native element that crystallizes, is that it is the only metal that contracts when heated. This makes it very useful in solders.
WOLFRAM CAMP, DIMBULA, QLD
48 x 32 x 19mm
Price: $130.00 Product ID: 1753
For sale is a bismuth, which Im pretty sure is man made, its very hard to photograph, as the crystal are so complex and highly lusterous. I have seen a lot of bismuth (its one of my favorite minerals), but I have never seen one like this before. The color could best be described as dark deep blue steel color. Fascinating specimen, exquisite crystallization, every-time I see it, I feel to pick it up and examine it. The pictures do not do this specimen justice. We obtained this from Christo Lees, who obtained it from an old Tasmanian collection.
93 x 58 x 14mm
Price: $68.00 Product ID: 2732
This is the real gem of the collection of Hillgrove specimens we recently obtained. This is a fully crystalised. The front side show excellent stepped form, and the back show classic bismuth feather form. Unlike the bismuth from the New England fields just to the north west of here, which are formed between quartz crystals. Bismuth from this local is rare, a bismuth crystal of such size and form is one of a kind. This piece is unusually bright and, has no damage. Top shelf. Ex Roland Hill collection.
37 x 33 x 15mm
Price: $375.00 Product ID: 395
For sale is a morion (black) quartz from Wave Hill, N.T. This is an excellent example of morion quartz, its jet black and highly lustrous. Fine piece of this rather uncommon form of quartz. Collected in 2014, we obtained this last year.
WAVE HILL, N.T.
50 x 35 x 22mm
Price: $24.00 Product ID: 3561
For sale is a tourmaline on quartz from Trial Harbour, Tas. This lusterous specimen features crystals to 50mm, the radiating pattern is very attractive, and with the quartz background, it is overall an appealing piece, actually one of the finest Trial Harbour tourmalines I have seen.
TRIAL HARBOUR, WESTERN TASMANIA.
73 x 60 x 61mm
Price: $35.00 Product ID: 3216
For sale is a superb blue baryte from Heathcote, Vic. These barytes, are probably the best blue, transparent crystals every found in Australia, as far as I know. This one shows top color and has very good luster. The light color matrix gives it a fine accent. It displays very well, and I think you would have to look for a long time to find a better Heathcote specimen.
OLD QUARRY ROAD, HEATHCOTE, VIC.
44 x 38 x 25mm
Price: $85.00 Product ID: 1974
For sale is an ice blue kyanite crystal from Harts Range, N.T. This highly lusterous crystal has fine transparency and is razor sharp in form. This comes from recent collecting in 2014. Interestingly seen from the side this is a b9-color crystral, with a clear center zone. This is a complete crystal and unlike some has no black biotite attached.
ENTIA VALLEY, HARTS RANGE, NSW.
58 x 12 x 8mm
Price: $24.00 Product ID: 2843