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 pretty multi colored calcite, from Mt Elliot mine, Qld. The poker chip like crystal show attractive color zoning , and various combinations. There are also some interesting, small parallel translucent quartz blades scattered about. The diopside is a couple of large part crystal on the rear. This is probably the prettiest calcite I have ever seen from this location, the colors are supple, certainly not in your face, but never the less, very fine.
MT ELLIOT MINE, SELWYN, QLD.
89 x 76 x 53mm
Price: $38.00 Product ID: 2960
For sale is a Broken Hill pink calcite. While this has a couple of dings, its still a very impressive piece. The calcite has a rather hackeled, almost hedgehog form, the specimen has the best fluorescence, imaginable. We got this old piece of George Stacey.
BROKEN HILL, NSW.
88 x 65 x 60mm
Price: $32.00 Product ID: 2084
I have taken a new pic, I hope it show how wonderful this specimen is in person. For sale is an outstanding pseudomorph of quartz after calcite, from Golden Cross Mine, N.Z. This was a gold and silver mine that closed down a few years ago, I have seen similar specimen, from there, but this is the only one I have seen with the calcite shape being hollow, with perfect quartz crystal lining the inner sides. This specimen is way way better in person, than the pics indicate. Rare and beautiful.
GOLDEN CROSS MINE, WAIHE, N.Z.
46 x 35 x 26mm
Price: $65.00 Product ID: 2531
For sale is a fine prehnite with calcite from Oak Flat, NSW. This is a rather distinctive pale green prenhite with thin tabular blades of white calcite scattered about.The soft pastel colors are quite recognizable for this location. Ex Garry Farnham collection
OAK FLATS, NSW.
96 x 67 x 32mm
Price: $36.00 Product ID: 2651
For sale is a Broken Hill specimen. We purchases this about 12 years ago from Bernie Williams(Broken Hill, miner) and it was labeled as kutnohorite, But I have never been completely happy with this label. There is a good possibility it is calcite, with a very good sprinkling of pyrite, very hard to capture in the pictures. Pics show both sides of the specimen. Sale price is one third of our original purchase price.
BROKEN HILL, NSW.
115 x 105 x 20mm
Price: $38.00 Product ID: 2503
Paralleled growth and smooth luster , are the characteristics of these classic old Australian quarts, from Rumbsys mine, Torrington. This is a large size specimen, quiet uncommon for the location, we must note that there is a ding at the back of the top section. These specimens have a clear quartz center with the candle wax as an overgrowth. Great size.
RUMBSYS MINE, TORRINGTON, NSW
138 x 60 x 52mm
Price: $140.00 Product ID: 2237
For sale is a large cassiterite specimen from Kathida mine , The Gulf. This piece at one time in its past had a number of beryl crystals perched on it, now all that remains are the imprints make by the beryl crystal faces and an unidentified yellow orange mineral, which is possible a breakdown product. Interesting piece. Ex Clifford brothers collection, Emmaville.
KATHIDA MINE,THE GULF, EMMAVILLE,NSW
86 x 65 x 30mm
Price: $140.00 Product ID: 1684
For sale is a cassiterite crystal group from and unusual and obscure location, Garden shaft, The Gulf Emmaville, NSW. First of all this is nearly impossible to get a good pic of, everything in the pics is a crystalline with the largest crystal sitting at the top , 10mm. I would not be surprise if this is the only specimen ever to be offered from this location. The piece is all cassiterite. Way better in person, this piece has the classic triangular stepped faces of Emmaville cassiterite. Ex Clifford brothers collecion
GARDEN SHARFT, THE GULF, EMMAVILLE, NSW.
35 x 21 x 16mm
Price: $36.00 Product ID: 2839
For sale is a quartz crystal with cassiterite, and tourmaline crystals shot thru it, from Red Lode, Emmaville, NSW. The single crystal of quartz is included with and many acicular black crystals of Tourmaline! This association is seen in only a handful of cassiterite specimen. The crystal is compleat, with the top section being gemmy, not really seen well in the pics. The tourmaline association in this piece is certainly special, and worthwhile. There has been a latter overgrowth of quartz, on the three front faces, but interestingly, not on the rear faces, the overgrowth is quite transparent. Rare unique specimen.
RED LODE, EMMAVILLE, NSW.
65 x 30 x 32mm
Price: $85.00 Product ID: 2526
For sale is a fine cassiterite on quartz from Elsmore mine, Elsmore, NSW. This is a reasonably uncommon specimen from this classic location, as milky quartz matrix is not common. Gives great contrast. The base and back have been sawn on the specimen, sits well with the cassiterite crystal nicely centered. The main crystal is highly lustrous and in pristine condition. Uncommon, old material. This mine has not produced for many years now.
ELSMORE MINE, ELSMORE, NSW.
61 x 41 x 31mm
Price: $58.00 Product ID: 2781
For sale is a cassiterite crystal on matrix from Aberfoyle tin mine, Rossarden, Tas. This mine closed in about 1970, it has a history of large cassiterite crystals, usually dug from the old dumps. This specimen is quiet uncommon as its a matrix piece, very well positioned, and a very decent size crystal, especially considering its on matrix. Ex Karl Beorklund collection, with Karls collection number on the base, ex Christo Lees collection. Top Tasmanian specimen, try and find better, from this location for sale.
ABERFOYLE TIN MINE, ROSSARDEN DISTRICT, TAS.
54 x 44 x 36mm
Price: $135.00 Product ID: 2724
A large satin luster cerussite crystal, from Broken Hill.This is a is a classic piece with good form and high luster. On the side of the main crystal sits a series of arrow head twins, with some reticulation between the arrowheads. There is some associated limonite where the crystal contacted the vug. Ex Bernie Whyte collection.
, BLOCK 14 OPEN CUT, BROKEN HILL, NSW.
98 x 47 x 31mm
Price: $205.00 Product ID: 953