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 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
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 rather unusual bi-color quartz, from Pine Ridge, Copeton, N.S.W. This crystal has a clear distinction between the top citrine half and the bottom smokey quartz half. The appearance of this decision, is not common at all, actually its rather rare, and its the first and only crystal of this style I have seen from the New England. Intriguing, nice. This is better in person, than the pics indicate.
PINE RIDGE, NEAR COPETON DAM, NSW.
73 x 16 x 14mm
Price: $60.00 Product ID: 3469
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 Bismite on Koechlinite, from Wolfram pipe, Kingsgate, NSW. Both these two rare minerals have been XRD identified.This is an fine fine Koechklinite, as you can see some places were the bladed molybdenite has been replaced. They were obtained from exploration work carried out a few years ago, these minerals have not been seen from Kingsgate since very early last century, totally rare today. Ex Jim Sharpe collection.
WOLFRAM PIPE, KINGSGATE, NSW.
44 x 32 x 24mm
Price: $46.00 Product ID: 3696
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
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