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 an azurite nodule from Burra, S.Aust. The specimen is a great saturated blue, with one side slighly bluer than the other. There is a scattering of sweet sky blue chrysocolla, on both sides of the piece. Nice old material that is getting scarce these days. Ex Brian Hutchinson collection.
BURRA BURRA MINE, BURRA, S.AUST.
55 x 26.5 x 18mm
Price: $38.00 Product ID: 3542
For sale is a bi-color quartz from Cardinia Creek, Melbourne. All the main crystals on the specimen are double terminated, forming a radiating spray. The luster is fine and the crystal razor sharp, there appears to be one small area of attachment on the rear, its not two clear in the pics , but a couple of the crystal have amethyst bottoms. Neat. This is a location kind of lost in time, the area now lies within the Melbourne water catchment area. Im pretty sure we are the only dealers with any of this historic material available, today. Ex Brian Hutchinson collection.
CARDINIA CREEK, NEAR MELBOURNE, VIC.
40 x 26 x 19mm
Price: SOLD Product ID: 2216
For sale is a "ball" black tourmaline, from Trial Harbour, Tas. These are a form of tourmaline I have seen only from this location, and then rarely. This is not a perfect ball, but its pretty good, as is as good an example as can be obtained anywhere on the web today. Actually its only the second one I have seen for sale on the net, and I sold the other one. The piece is quiet flashy, and has some associated quartz. Rare.
TRIAL HARBOUR, TAS.
48 x 45 x 36mm
Price: $45.00 Product ID: 3153
Decent size, very lustrous crystals of baryte form Links Lode, a well know, old producer of fine baryte specmens. The piece is in pristine condition, save one trivial contact, and is well crystalised most of the way round the specimen. Some of the crystals have very good transparency,towards the ends. There are a some areas, of the crystals have a wonderful golden internal color.
LINKS LODE, FLINDERS RANGES, S.AUST.
64 x 41 x 40mm
Price: $25.00 Product ID: 1112
For sale is a fine sized Mt Isa, baryte crystal group. This This golden baryte has good translucency as seen in the pics. The specimen is in excellent condition, amazing considering its about forty years old. This piece has top definition, and is an notable Australian baryte. Ex Norman and Jocine Robertson collection.
MT ISA MINE, MT ISA, QLD.
52 x 39 x 26mm
Price: $115.00 Product ID: 1412
For sale is a very hard to photograph, but very nice baryte group from Dunbars Mine, Flinders Ranges. Because this specimen has two arms at right angles to each other I have taken a pic of each arm, to try and show how lustrous and well formed the crystals are. The specimen is virtually damage free, with the transparent to translucent crystal having a honey color. This is a very very nice specimen , way better in person. I can find no reference to this mine, but the old label is very clear.
BUNKER HILL MINE, FLINDERS RANGES, S.AUST.
74 x 55 x 45mm
Price: $60.00 Product ID: 3328
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 rarely available balydonite from Cobar, NSW. This specimen has fine coverage, of botryoidal, emerald green balydonite, sitting of quartz. On the right hand side of the specimen there are a good spread of individual sharp crystals of bayldonite, excellent. Ex Jim Sharpe collection.
NEW COBAR OPEN PIT, COBAR, NSW.
56 x 45 x 43mm
Price: $55.00 Product ID: 3378
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 pale green beryl in quartz from Torrington, NSW. This is a specimen we obtained many years ago, specimen of beryl in quartz are uncommon from this field. The quartz crystal is in perfect condition with high luster.
28 x 13 x 11mm
Price: $20.00 Product ID: 3520
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