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 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: $38.00 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 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 ia an axanite with tremolite, from Australia's premier axinite location, Colebrook Hill, Tas. First of all Im sorry the pics aren't great, but except for one crystal on the perifery, all crystal are intact. Crystal up to 14mm. The specimen has a sawn base, making it display well. Fine crystals with gemmy tips, this specimen is better than the pics indicate. Unlike many specimens from this location this has not been acid etched to remove calcite, there is actually a crystal of calcite behind the acinite crystals.
COLEBROOK HILL, ROSEBERY, TAS.
98 x 53 x 32mm
Price: $80.00 Product ID: 3179
For sale is a group of highly lusterous azurite crystals from Broken Hill. This sparkling old timer has a run of crystals that cover 60mm of the specimen, all sitting on a well positioned ridge on the top of the piece. Surprisingly for where the crystals are sitting they are all in pristine condition. Rare old piece with crystals to 12mm long. Perfect textbook crystals. Way better in person. We obtained this from a geologist who formally worked at Broken Hill. Ex Michael J Stott collection. More pic available.
BROKEN HILL, NSW.
69 x 46 x 46mm
Price: $315.00 Product ID: 1527
For sale is a choice old azurite from Cobar. This is a very nice group of azurites, basically a floater, consisting bladed and blocky crystals. There are a few trival dings , but can be easily overlooked, considering the quality and provenance of the specimen. Excellent color with good luster. John Henry Dunstan (1875-1942) and his mineral collection, are featured in the most recent addition of The Australian Journal of Mineralogy. Historic.
61 x 40 x 28mm
Price: $205.00 Product ID: 1319
For sale is a large and very showy specimen from Mt Hope, Cobar, NSW. It has the finest color and visual impact, specimens from Mt Hope , just are not seen today, so to have such an impressive piece available is very fortunate. the scattered malachite gives a nice accent to the specimnen. Defunct locality, this was probably mined in the earlt 1960s , the area has now been rehabilitated. Ex Gary Farnham collection
MT HOPE, COBAR MINERAL FIELD, NSW.
112 x 105 x 95mm
Price: $475.00 Product ID: 2379
This highly lusterour azurite specimen from Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, NSW, is much better than the pics indicate. Considering the age of this specimen its is in excellent condition, there are a couple of very small bruised on a couple of edges, and that's it. This historic piece was acquired from Albert Chapman , by Molly Parkinson in 1942 (amazing), its been in the one family since then. It comes with a label with this information.
PROPRIETARY MINE, BROKEN HILL, NSW.
21 x 14 x 10mm
Price: SOLD Product ID: 2361
For sale is a pretty, malachite replacing azurite from Whim Creek, W .Aust. The malachite is extremely chatoyany, and the replaced crystals are razor sharp.There are even some individual crystal scattered around, there are even a couple of golden wulfenites with these. No damage, this is a nice specimen, with a lot of good contrasting colors, great display.
WHIM CREEK MINE, WHIM CREEK, W.AUST.
79 x 66 34mm
Price: $52.00 Product ID: 2584