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 pyrophyllite from the classic location, Gundagai, NSW. This features golden groups of diverging, lustrous, clusters, which just happen to converge on each other sprays of pyrophyllite. Pic really don't do this species justice. A rich and fine specimen of solid pyrophyllite. What appears to be white spots in the pic are actually golden flashes reflecting from the crystal faces. Pics of both front and rear.
61 x 42 x 25mm
Price: $ SOLD Product ID: 4654
For sale is a raspite on matrix from Broken Hill, NSW. Raspite is an ultra-rare lead tungstate, Broken Hill is the type locality, raspite is a holy grail of rare species for this historic locale. Featuring a vug of orangish brown transparent raspite, with a couple of single crystal scattered about. Ex Ed Richards collection, with original label showing cost of $100.00!
BROKEN HILL, NSW.
30 x 26 x 17mm
Price: $ 100.00 Product ID: 4623
For sale is a smoky quartz in geode from Moralla, Vic. This little beauty, features a single highly lusterous, double terminated, smoky quartz crystal sitting in a vug of mostly terminated quartz crystals, a little uncommon!!! Beautiful presentation, this could be trimmed a bit to expose and present more of the smoky crystal if desired. Approximately half the smoky crystal is still hidden in the vug. All marking seen on the crystal (particularly the second pic) are internal, the crystal is in pristine condition! These are world class smoky's, with an unbelievable asking price overseas!
57 x 55 x 42mm
Price: $ SOLD Product ID: 4638
For sale is the unique stibiotantalite from Greenbushes, W.A. Rarely does the opportunity to obtain a co-type location mineral arise, this is the first time we have been able to offer this. The original I.D. test were done by G. Ch. lab by N. Pryce, in 1982. While this is a small specimen its historical importance far outweighs its size! Ex Jiri Just collection, no. 914.
BUNBURY GULLY, GREENBUSHES, W.A.
3 x 2 x 2mm
Price: $ 76.00 Product ID: 4606
For sale is a turquoise nugget from Australia's finest location, Ammaroo Station, N.T. Unfortunately nothing has been produced at this location since th mid 1980s. This nugget has been tumbled and then given a very brief polish. The specimen is at least 70% solid, fine even color distribution, top turquoise! The weight is 62gms! This material today is very scarce.
AMMAROO STATION , NORTH OF ALICE SPRINGS, N.T.
68 x 29 x 26mm
Price: $ 140.00 Product ID: 4630
For sale is a uncommon location varacite, from Brisbane, Qld. We obtained this decent sized specimen from a member of the North Brisbane Lapidary club, a few years ago, who dug the specimen himself, unfortunately he was reluctant to divulge the exact location of his find. Rare, the first one we have seen , good color and a fair amount of it. Specimen has been given a rough polish to better show the varacite! Comes with original lable.
53 x 48 x 30mm
Price: $ 30.00 Product ID: 4607
For sale is an amethyst group, with smoky quartz highlights from Kuridala, Qld. First I have to say that the whole front displace of this specimen is terminated. This was hard to convey in the pics. The amethyst crystal have grown as a second generation on the original milky quartz, the amethyst crystals nearly all have smoky quartz, highlights and in some cases phantoms.
60 x 41 x 34mm
Price: $ SOLD Product ID: 4561
We are very proud to have for sale a specimen from the collection of George (Specimen) Smith, author of, A Contribution to the Mineraogy of NSW.(1926). This comes with a written note from Chris Parkinson, saying the original label was destroyed by moths! George Smith was born in S.Aust and this is one of the few minerals from his home state in his collection. Ex George Smith collection, Ex Chris Parkinson collection.
VICTOR HARBOUR, S.AUST.
31 x 31 x 18mm
Price: $ 420.00 Product ID: 4508
For sale is an interesting double egg agate from Mt.Hay, Qld. Some how the whitish grey line has managed to run into both of the eggs, not sure how this happens. The small quartz crystal section on the right is pale amethyst, and directly behind this on the rear of the specimen, is what I interpret to be aragonite or possibly calcite replaced by quartz (not pictured). Excellent specimen, top condition and polish. Ex Brian Hutchinson collection.
MT HAY, QLD.
75 x 63 x 28mm
Price: $ 42.00 Product ID: 4579
For sale is a very fine agate specimen from Agate Creek Nth Qld. This striking example with its beaut banding and uncommon center is among the finest I have seen from this locality. The piece show a predominant grey white color, but there are pink tinges spread about. Flawless! Better in person. Ex Brian Hutchinson collection. Collected in the early 1970s.
AGATE CREEK, NTH. QLD.
63 x 58 x 30mm
Price: $ 75.00 Product ID: 4578
For sale is a very fine plate of amethyst crystals from Canfield station, in N.T. This exquisite specimen has no dings, its in pristine condition. On top of that is has exceedingly good luster, and a good saturated color with great crystal size, and form. Great size with a real "Wow" factor. A magic Australian piece, very hard to fine finer!
CAMFIELD STATION, N.T.
96 x 80 x 40mm
Price: $ 85.00 Product ID: 4488
For sale is an historic specimen of thomsonite and analcime from Clifton Hill quarry, Melbourne. This famous old quarry, only a few miles from the center of Melbourne, was worked originally by convict labor, that makes it pretty old! The specimen is in pristine condition, and has full coverage. Ex Jon Mommers collection, acquired by Chris Parkinson collection 1985.
CLIFTON HILL QUARRY, MELBOURNE, VIC
110 x 85 x 62mm
Price: $ 50.00 Product ID: 4455