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 calcite specimen from Mt Isa, QLD. Decent sized calcite crystal are not too common from this mine. While this specimen has little luster, its still impressive with its form and condition, which is perfect. The surface of the crystal, actually its an ascending group of crystals, has a rather strange , etched type pattern, consistent over the whole group. We obtained this specimen years ago from George Stacey. Fine specimen for the location.
MIM COPPER MINE, MT ISA, QLD.
46 x 41 x 38mm
Price: $ 25.00 Product ID: 2611
For sale is a group of sharp calcite crystals from the famous Red Dome mine, Chillagoe, Qld. This mine is probably better known for its world class cuprite crystals, but its calcites are also exceptionally fine. We have here a floater group of crystals, in pristine condition. There is a form of brown/yellow dendrite inclusions(not sure what it is) in some areas of the crystals, other areas a water clear, giving the tan color to the main crystal, which has superb luster and form. Front and rear pics supplied. Ex M J Stott collection.
RED DOME MINE, CHILLAGOE, QLD.
50 x 45 x 33mm
Price: $ SOLD Product ID: 2510
For sale is an old time calcite group, from Renison Bell tin mine, Zeehan, Tas. This features a stepped crystal in fine condition, a few of the crystal have a greyish inclusions on a few faces. This is quite a distinctive specimen with its multi contours, and its a very good specimen for this historic location, both in size of crystal and quality. Because the crystals have so many steps this is a hard specimen to photograph. Better in person. Ex Reg Taylor collection with label.
RENISON BELL MINE, NORTH DUNDAS, ZEEHAN, TAS.
90 x 74 x 44mm
Price: $ 60.00 Product ID: 2810
For sale is a calcite group from Renison Bell mine Roseberry, Tas. This features bladed calcite crystals forming rosettes, these well formed crystals, sit on a small granite matrix, with minor siderite. This specimen from the Harold Rennie collection (Hobart) is particularly good for this classic mine, and is most likely mined about 60 years ago.
RENISON BELL MINE, ROSEBERRY, TAS.
44 x 37 x 37mm
Price: $ 32.00 Product ID: 3588
For sale is a calcite and galena with marcasite from Goongewa mine, W.Aust. The description with the specimen said ON sphalerite, but when I look at it there are sphalerite crystals (reddish brown) scattered among the highly lusterus water clear calcites. Nice specimen from a location rarely seen as a specimen producer.
GOONGEWA MINE, FITZROY CROSSING, W.AUST.
63 x 42 x 33mm
Price: $ 35.00 Product ID: 3548
For sale is a nice matrix calcite from Renison Bell mine, Tas. The calcite crystals are individual and well displayed, add to that the clarity makes it a pretty unusual(actually almost unheard of today) calcite specimen from this local. Most crystal have a complex multi stepped surface, possible a result of in situ etching. Specimen from this famous mine (cant recommend to highly reading "The Rush That Never Ended) were never in plentiful supply and now that it has ceased operation, there wont be any more. Ex Harold Rennie collection.
RENISON BELL MINE, ROSEBERY, TAS.
87 x 57 x 25mm
Price: $ 28.00 Product ID: 3411
For sale is a calcite, on siderite from Biggenden Mine Qld. Featuring two different colors of shimmering siderite, silver cream and tan, all highlighted be water clear calcite crystals, raising from the the matrix. Collected by and from the collection of Norman and Jocien Robinson.
BIGGENDEN MINE, BIGGENDEN, QLD.
84 x 61 x 38mm
Price: $ 24.00 Product ID: 3751
For sale is a nice calcite specimen from a little know location, outside of South Australia, Rapid Bay. This specimen features decent well formed undamaged crystals, on a massive calcite matrix. The largest crystal is quiet transparent, and razor sharp in form. There are a number of included metal crystal visisble in the calcite, that I think are at least two different metals, and an interesting green, probably copper secondary mineral included in the calcite. Interesting piece, uncommon location, ex Keith Webbster collection, specimen number C26.
RAPID BAY, FLEURIER PENN. S.AUST.
60 x 48 x 48mm
Price: $ 36.00 Product ID: 3011
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 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.
SPECIMEN HILL, THE GULF, VIA EMMAVILLE, NSW
138 x 60 x 52mm
Price: $ 130.00 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