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 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. This specimen probably has the highest saturation of purple color of the pieces we obtained. Rare.
SOLDIERS CAP, VIA MT ISA, QLD.
33 x 15 x 18mm
Price: $ 75.00 Product ID: 2970
For sale is a fossil clam opalised shell, from Coober Pedy. This piece has particularly good play of color, for a fossil. These pieces are one hundred and ten million years old. Its not often we get to hold something that old, plus being beautiful.
COOBER PEDY, S.AUST.
24 x 18 x 5.5mm
Price: $ 110.00 Product ID: 1242
For sale is an uncommon Australian galena, its from Hillgrove, which is much more well know for its stibnite and scheelite. This specimen has very good luster. This specimen was purchased by Bernie Whyte directly from a miner about 18 years ago.
61 x 40 x 25mm
Price: $ SOLD Product ID: 2107
For sale is an exquisite secondary galena from Broken Hill. An excellent plumose form secondary galena, from the only real source of this material in the world, Broken Hill. This specimen is uncommon in the fact that there is no yellow wurtzite coating, as most of these have. Another true classic from the Hill mines. Try and find another for sale anywhere!
BROKEN HILL, NSW.
38 x 24 x 20mm
Price: $ SOLD Product ID: 2524
For sale is a genicular (bended knee) stibnite, from Hillgrove, NSW. These stibnites are a classic form well known from this location. It cant be seen in the pic, but there is a hole, towards the top, in the center, of the crystal, very uncommon, but a known feature of a small number of these specimen. We obtain this specimen, when we purchased the collection of the late Roland Hill, who was a geologist at the mine.
HILLGROVE MINE, HILLGROVE, NSW 28 x 4.5 x 3mm
Price: $ 35.00 Product ID: 2530
For sale is and attractive geode of smoky quartz from Moralla, Vic. As can be seen from the pic there is the tiniest of nibbles on tip of the crystal, the crystal itself is probably just short of 30mm long. It sits proudly in the center of a bed of drusy quartz, which isnt quiet as yellow as the pics indicate. Australian classic.
78 x 61 x 42mm
Price: $ SOLD Product ID: 2953
For sale is a gillardite and gaspeite from 132 Mine Widgiemooltha, W.Aust. Gillardite is an extremely rare copper nickel chlorine halide, found only at this locality to date, the specimen is mainly gaspite, with dark green areas of gillardite. There is a similar sized specimen on I Rocks for US$950. It does have a little more gillardite than this, but compare our price. There is also a small area of an unidentified blue mineral towards one end of the specimen. Type location.
132 NORTH MINE, WIDGIEMOOLTHA, W.AUST.
44 x 33 x 20mm
Price: $ 68.00 Product ID: 2512
Here is a classic specimen showing the gold and stibnite association, found in the deposits of the Eastern Nambucca Block. Its also a great example of stibnite quartz vein material, found in the area. We obtained this rare specimen when we purchased the collection of the late Rowland Hill, who was the mine geologist at Hillgrove. PLEASE NOTE THE GOLD FROM THIS MINE OFTEN HAS A BROWNISH COLOR.
HILLGROVE MINE, HILLGROVE, NSW
41 x 31 x 20mm
Price: $ 55.00 Product ID: 2209
For sale is a large gold nugget from Leonora area W.Aust. This has some associated quartz, estimated gold weight is 47gms. More pics available on request.
TABLE TOP, 10-12 KLMS EAST OF EUCALYPTUIS MINE, VIA. LEONORA, W.AUST.
55 x 26 x 25mm
Price: $ 3,250.00 Product ID: 2886
For sale is a graphite on quartz from Eyre Penninsular, S.Aust. Thow the pics dont show it well the specimen is terminated on both ends by bladed crystal of graphite. In my experience graphite on matrix is not really that common. This specimen was from a very recent find of Feb 2015.
EYRE PENNINSULAR, S.AUST.
44 x 27 x 22mm
Price: $ 32.00 Product ID: 3183
For sale is a light green quartz, chalcedony, from the famous Agate Creek locality. This is a rather uncommon color in quartz, particularly from Australia. The form of some of the quartz is stalactite like. Old material, pretty.
AGATE CREEK, NTH QLD.
52 x 38 x 35mm
Price: $ 25.00 Product ID: 1594
For sale is an uncommon mineral for Australia(or anywhere for that matter) hastingsite, from Moina. Tas. This is a large solid group of hastingsite crystal. Hastingsite is an umcommon member of the calcium amphibole subgroup and specimens are rare, particularly from this unrecorded location. An extremely rich specimen of fan like crystals, dark green to black in color.
STORMONT MINE, MOINA, TAS.
73 x 46 x 38mm
Price: $ 50.00 Product ID: 3340