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.
First of all this crystal is a lot better than the pics indicate. How often do you see an Harts Range, epidote like this for sale? The large crystal is fully terminated, has excellent luster and is a deep green color. In the last thirty years we have only ever seen two Harts Range crystal, as good and as big as this one is. Ex J.Rankin, Ex South Australian Museum collection,(with label).
HARTS RANGE, N.T.
57 x 29 x 23mm
Price: $ 105.00 Product ID: 1274
For sale is a specimen collected by Chris Parkinson in 1995, from Mt Cobalt mine. The mansfieldite, a rare aluminium arsenate coverage is the largest I have seen, with small erythrite blooms and radiating yellow/brown smolianinovite sprays. I have to mention the great distribution of mansfieldite again, for this rare mineral this is as good as it gets. Under a microscope this is very entertaining. The original label says there os spherocobaltite here, I wouldn't be surprised, Im just not good at identifying it.
MT COBALT, QLD.
107 X 93 X 40mm
Price: $ $74.00 Product ID: 2918
For sale is a true Broken Hill classic mineral, (actually in not sure it is found anywhere else in the world) plumbian (lead) feldspar. There is up to 2% weight of lead in this unusual material. This specimen has excellent translucency thru most of the specimen. There are three other minerals associated, a bit uncommon, quartz, galena and chalcopyrite(yellow seen in the pic) a good microscope Im sure would find others.
BROKEN HILL, NSW.
42 x 37 x 33mm
Price: $ 40.00 Product ID: 2268
For sale is a specimen of K-feldspar with pale green prehnite balls, this comes from a small find about 6 years ago, I have seen no more of these since then. The specimen show scattered balls of prehnite on a on a nicely contrasting tan colored matrix of feldspar. Interesting and unusual specimen from a classic location. For some reason this was devilishly hard to capture on film.
TAMBAR SPRINGS, NSW.
49 x 40 28mm
Price: $ 22.00 Product ID: 2934
For sale is a fine selenite fishtale twined crystal from the Lake Gillies region, S.Aust. We have a striking, highly unusual, nearly transparent, colorless and somewhat "hourglass" twinned Gypsum crystal from Lake Gilles. The crystal is included with clay particles and both terminations show fishtail-twins, though one is more pronounced than the other. Lake Gilles produces some of the most unusual Gypsum crystal forms in the world. See the Mineralogical Record article in the May-June, 1982 issue, Vol. 13, No. 3 for more info. Ex Brian Hutchinson collection
LAKE GILLIES, S.AUST.
63 x 63 x 42mm
Price: $ 34.00 Product ID: 3016
For sale is a quartz crystal floater group, from Mt Isa. There are a couple of minor dings, on this piece, but overall its an outstanding Australian quartz specimen. Highly lusterous, and very esthetic, this was the pick of more than 30kgs of crystals from this location.There is a frosting of micro quartz on some of the rear faces.
MT ISA DIST, QLD.
76 x 65 x 35mm
Price: $ 52.00 Product ID: 2442
For sale is a wonderful quartz floater group from the long close Old 25 mine, at Kingsgate, NSW. This unique group is uncommon in that it has a area of smoky quartz, and its has all of the rather tenacious clay removed, revealing a decent luster. These were obtained from the walls of the mine, and there unusual form makes the source of these instantly recognizable. There is one small ding on one tip, otherwise pristine. Collected by and from the collection of Bernie Whyte. Material of this quality is just never seen in the market today.
OLD 25 MINE, KINGSGATE, NSW.
76 x 58 x 35mm
Price: $ 60.00 Product ID: 3341
For sale is a clear fluorapatite crystal on sitting next to some orthoclase crystals, from Lake Boga. There are a number of other apatites scattered thru the specimen. This piece is very entertaining under the microscope. While not a record size specimen this is certainty, a good representative piece.
LAKE BOGA QUARRY, LAKE BOGA, VIC.
53 x 50 x 39mm
Price: $ 20.00 Product ID: 1681
For sale is a purple fluorite on matrix from Emmaville, NSW. Australian fluorite's particularly New England specimen, are becoming particularly hard to acquire today. This specimen features small triangular purple edged crystals, growing on clear fluorite, there is also one small area that has no purple terminations. The matrix is shot thru with veins of deep purple fluorite. Ex Don and Terry Clifford collection. Try find another anywhere!
RED LODE, EMMAVILLE, NSW
48 x 43 x 35mm
Price: $ SOLD Product ID: 3185
For sale is a transparent pale purple fluorite, from Mt Bischoff, Tas. This group is very well formed crystal, I must say, the label says there is pyrite on the fluorite, and there is some dark material there, but I would be surprised if its pyrite. This specimen is a solid vein of fluorite, with very dark purple fluorite on the rear. Good fluorite from Australia is not common.
MOUNT BISCHOFF, WARATAH DISTRICT, TAS.
43 x 27 x 27mm
Price: $ 24.00 Product ID: 3018
First of all this is a terribly hard specimen to picture. This is a single complex crystal of good translucent clear fluorite, that has a lot of deep purple phantoms flashing thru many different parts of the piece. This is a large single crystal, few if any Australian fluorite location, outside of Tasmania,can match this size. While not having high luster, the sharpness and good condition of the piece, make up for it. Uncommon. We obtained this piece of an old Finnish couple, who had migrated too and worked in Mt. Isa.
67 x 65 x 38mm
Price: $ 100.00 Product ID: 1128
For sale is a purple fluorite in quartz from Soldiers Cap, Mt Isa, Qld. As far as we know this is the first recorded finding of this combination in Australia. There is as the picture shows a good spread of fluorite thru most of the quartz crystals. We obtained a few of these at the recent Lismore Mineral show, from a small find made in 2012. Rare.
SOLDIERS CAP, VIA MT ISA, QLD.
38 x 25 x 20mm
Price: $ 76.00 Product ID: 2211