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 aquamarine crystal from Mt Surprise, a location much better known for its topaz. This crystal is very gemmy and could actually be facetted (I hope it doesnt). It has excellent luster, and is fully terminated, thou one end is rather strange. Aquamarine is uncommon from this local, and this is a fine example, good and thick and transparent.Old material, ex Willyama (Martin Rosser) collection, with label.
O'BRIENS CREEK, MT SURPRISE, QLD.
24 x 9 x 7.7mm
Price: $60.00 Product ID: 1893
For sale is an aquamarine crystal, from Red Lode, Emmaville, NSW. This crystal is almost completely clear at the trap top termination, and grades into an aqua blue for the rest of the crystal. What looks like a broken section in the second pic is actually not, a slight flaw in the xl has been exaggerated by the camera. Fine luster, ex Clifford brothers collection.
RED LODE, EMMAVILLE, NSW.
24 x 10 x 9mm
Price: $85.00 Product ID: 2623
We are pleased to be have for sale a big (for the local) aquamarine crystal from Torrington. Torrington is acknowledged as the source of the finest aquas in Australia, unfortunately there has been little to no production over the last 25 years. This crystal is of terrific size,color and luster, with fine transparency. This appears to have been repaired sometime in the past, considering the trap rock environment it came from this is not too surprising. Ex Clifford brothers collection, Emmaville. Ultra rare, try finding a similar one for sale.
RED LODE, THE GULF, EMMAVILLE, NSW..
52 x 12 x 11mm
Price: SOLD Product ID: 1251
For sale is a very old specimen of floss ferri from Buchan Caves , Buchan, Vic. While this species is not listed as coming from this location, on mindat, I have no doubt of the location. The specimen is very large in size and in good condition considering its age, the base has been sawn, (enabling the growth rings to be seen). As far as I know floss ferri, variety of aragonite, is not found in any other location in Australia. Ex Brian Hutchinson collection. Overseas buyers please contact for postage costs, this is heavy.
150 x 105 x 88mm
Price: $88.00 Product ID: 2742
For sale is a fine selenite arrow head from Sinclair Gap, S.Aust. This exquisite specimen is in great condition, the three dimension nature of the piece, I have tried to capture in the pics. Excellent specimen even better in person. Transparency is good, luster is very good, and there is a little included sand as an identification feature in the center.
SINCLAIR GAP, S.AUST.
87 x 35 x 28mm
Price: SOLD Product ID: 2933
For sale is an historic specimen, from the earliest days of mining at Broken Hill. A three dimensional specimen of pearlescent, lustrous, off-white, arrowhead cerussite crystals, with beautiful graceful lines and ultra high shine. The arrowhead is a classic Broken Hill specimen, ones like this are few and far between today, this specimen is way better in person. This very old specimen comes with an hand written label, WATKIN BROWN collection, number 2901 purchase price was 12/6. Background is a quote from Records of South Australian museum. 'A collection of 3,500 selected mineral specimens was purchased in 1920 from W. T. Watkin-Brown, of Kogarah, Sydney. The series covers a wide range and represents especially well the minerals of eastern Australia." Quote from the records of the South Australian Museum. Provinance, first rate.
BROKEN HILL, NSW.
54 x 32 x 30mm
Price: $185.00 Product ID: 2962
This amazing specimen was found in 1971, inside a block of very messy quartz. The quartz has been poslished into a square shape so the arsonopyrite can be best seen. The quartz block, still sits on the dop stick used during polishing. The very bright,perfect metal crystal, floats totally , pristine, frozen in the quartz. This piece was obtained from a very large and messy quartz piece that had sat at the entrance to the "Old 45 mine" collected by and cut by Bob Reece, of Ballina, in the early 1970s.
22 x 21 x16cm
Price: $460.00 Product ID: 276
For sale is a atacamite from the famous Moonta mines, these mines produced arguably the atacarmites ever found. This specimen consists of sparkling dark green atacamites on a contrasting white matrix. A rare old piece that we obtained at a NSW Mineralogical Society, swap meeting. This is better than the pics indicate.
70 x 47 x 44mm
Price: $50.00 Product ID: 1334
For sale is a aurichalcite from Evelyn copper mine, Ravenshoe, Qld. This features intense sky blue aurichalcite against snow white hydrozincite, there is great coverage, this is in superb condition. This material is undoubtedly the finest ever collected in Australia. Ex Norman and Jocine Robinson collection.
EVELYN COPPER MINE, RAVENSHOE, QLD.
98 x 58 x 54mm
Price: SOLD Product ID: 3401
For sale is a terrific aurichalcite with some hemimorphite , from Evelyn mine. The bright turquoise blue aurichalcite dominated this specimen, with the rear of the piece also having excellent coverage. This mine produced the best aurichalcite in Australia, by a long distance. Top specimen, with great color.
EVELYN MINE, PINE CREEK, N.T..
86 x 63 x 32mm
Price: $48.00 Product ID: 1209
For sale is a rare Australian button tektite, "Australite" from Nullagine, W.Aust. Please note the size if this specimen. This specimen was formed as a result of a meteorite impact in western Cambodia, 750,000 years ago. They traveled, spinning thru the atmosphere, until landing in W.Aust. This is an classic button, with a very well pronounced flange, a top example of these hard to obtain specimen.
10 x 10 x 4mm
Price: $33.00 Product ID: 3648
For sale is an uncommon "Australite" tektite from Hatches creek, N.T. Tektites from the N.T. are not that common,(actually Australian tektites are not common) this is the last of a small batch we obtained, from a Grafton collection, a few years ago.
HATCHES CREEK, N.T.
21.5 x 14 x 11mm
Price: $25.00 Product ID: 3281