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 Broken Hill baryte, these are sometimes called cornflake barytes by the locals. The specimen is made up of rosettes and clusters, scattered evenly over the calcite surface. Baryte was never an abundant mineral at Broken Hill, and this is a fine large undamaged specimen. Very hard to obtain today. We obtained this piece from a geologist who worked in the mines. Ex M J Stott collection.
ZC MINE, BROKEN HILL, NSW.
133 x 77 x 32mm
Price: $290.00 Product ID: 1817
An exceptional Broken Hill baryte. Baryte was not common at Broken Hill, found on only a few occasions, and the single crystals were not large. This 15mm x 10mm crystal is at the top end of the scale. Pristine condition.
BROKEN HILL, NSW.
96 x 90 x 28mm
Price: $190.00 Product ID: 767
For sale is a group of belemnites fossils on matrix, with some fossil sea shells on the rear. I can find very little reference to this material in my searches. The belemnites have been replaces by a translucent yellow brown calcite, with fluoresces yellow under fluorescent light. This piece is well endowed with specimens, and presents well. We understand this area is now off limits for collecting. Ex Gary Farnham collection.
81 x 74 x 40mm
Price: $34.00 Product ID: 2419
For sale is a large pale blue beryl crystal from Harts Range. This crystal which ways a whopping 1.4kgs is well defined and is terminated by quartz on both ends. There is a degree of luster on all faces. Thou not a gemmy crystal, specimens of this size are rarely come across today, this is a particularly large beryl for the Northern Territory. We obtained this piece from Dehne McLaughlin, at the Bundaberg Gemboree a couple of years ago, he told us that it came from a old collection that he obtained. So the age of it is anybody's guess, but its been out of the ground for a long time. This is a great opportunity to obtain a huge, historic Australian beryl at a decent price. This comes with Dehne Mclaughlin original label. Rare. NOTE, OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASE CONTACT US FOR POSTAGE COSTS.
ANNAMURRA CREEK, HARTS RANGE, N.T.
122 x 104 x 61mm
Price: $165.00 Product ID: 2236
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