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 hematite specimen from Iron Monarch quarry, S.Aust. A cluster of sharp lustrous hematite crystals, with a bright metallic colour on a reddish massive hematite matrix, which sits on a rock matrix., this specimen is actually way better after I gave it a clean with soapy water.When I checked the net I was surprised how few of these were for sale. Ex Brian Hutchinson collection. Overseas postage is extra, this piece is quiet heavy.
IRON MONARCH QUARRY,IRON KNOB, S.AUST.
82 x 55 x 44mm
Price: $ 28.00 Product ID: 2469
For sale is an old Mt Lyell specimen of hematite and quartz. For such a prolific and sadly now closed mine Mt Lyell, provided very few specimens, to the market. This piece of bright silver hematite in and on snow white quartz is quiet distinctive, I havnt seen anything like it before. On first appearance this specimen could be mistaken for stibnite, which is what it was originally labeled as. (Thanks Mark Latham for I.D.) This impressive specimen weights over 1.5kg, so please no overseas buyers. This unique styled piece is today, very rare. Ex Alan Arnold, Ex Reg Taylor collection.
MT LYELL, QUEENSTOWN, TAS.
115 x 90 x 67mm
Price: $ 80.00 Product ID: 2633
For sale is a hematite crystal group from Iron Knob, S.Aust. This is a fine group of slightly flattened radiating crystals, that are way, way above average for this location, (try and find another that is anywhere near as good). While not exactly an "iron rose" this is a very aesthetic specimen. Wonderful high luster and in perfect condition. Its a bit better than the pics indicate. Top Australian hematite specimen, probably 30 years old. Ex Norman and Jocine Robinson collection.
IRON KNOB, S.AUST.
41 x 22 x 18mm
Price: $ 55.00 Product ID: 2519
For sale is a pretty hematite included orange quartz from Mt Read, Tas. The crystals have reddish orange phantoms inside gemmy clear crystals and great lustre. One attached crystal that is on the "backside" has damage,(as shown in pic. that is not seen on display. The main crystal is perfect. This material is equal or better in beauty to any world occurrence.
MT READ, ROSEBERRY, TAS.
41 x 28 x 21mm
Price: $ SOLD Product ID: 3402
For sale is an interesting, but partially broken, tabby quartz from Mt Heemskirk, Western Tas. This features fantastic growth forms and excellent phantoms. If you could see the area these came from you would appreciate they grew in very harsh conditions, with a contorted geology, and that this, is actually a large piece for the environment.
MT HEEMSKIRK, WESTERN TAS.
49 x 31 x 32mm
Price: $ 18.00 Product ID: 3287
For sale is an exquisite hematite quartz from Mt Isa, Qld. The crystals were collected last year by Ken Mitchell, and have very dramatic phantoms, as can be seen in the second pic, were you can see the clear quarts caps. Luster and form are first rate,thou there is a slight, nibble on the quartz it doesnt detract from a beautiful specimen.There was only a few specimens available from this find, this was one of the best, and they were not cheap.
MT LISTER MINE, MT ISA. Q;D
30 x 21 x 18mm
Price: $ SOLD Product ID: 2450
For sale is a very presentable hematite included quartz from Mt Isa district. This piece comes from a new find from earlier this year, the crystals are a rather uncommon brown color, quite hard to photograph. the main crystal has a second generation of quartz growing over it, which is highly lustouous, the overgrowth is only on the three faces presented at the front, and most of the top termination. Do dings.
BEYOND BURNIE, BAGMANS, MT FROSTY, MT ISA, QLD
78 x 58 x 28mm
Price: $ 36.00 Product ID: 1841
For sale is a nice specimen of heulandite and quartz from Mullaley. Very good sized chocolate heulandite crystals, are surrounded by glassy tear drop quartz, which shimmer with a sparkling surface. The radiating shape of the heulandite is quiet distinctive of this location. Besides being a fine size for the heulandite, the combination of quartz on a zeolite is rare, its is virtually always the other way round, zeolite on quartz. Try and find another example of this. NSW.
77 x 61 x 35mm
Price: $ 40.00 Product ID: 2887
For sale is a Broken Hill specimen of hinsdalite, from Kintor Open cut. The hinsdalite has replaced the pyromorphite and the pyromorphite can now be seen as blue crystal,(an almost unheard of color for pyromorphite), This material was mined in the 1980s, and while the crystals are not huge they are eye visible.
KINTORE OPEN CUT, BROKEN HILL, NSW.
55 x 35 x 19mm
Price: $ 78.00 Product ID: 2958
For sale is an old honey prehnite specimen from Mullaley, NSW. This is a fine group of translucent honey colored crystals, prehnite from Mullaley is often dull, and the luster on these few old specimens is on another leverl from what you normally see from here. Collected in the 70s. Ex Norman and Jocine Robinson collection.
61 x 44 x 42mm
Price: $ 36.00 Product ID: 2634
For sale is a large hyalite opal from Square Top Mountain, Qld. Like other opal, hyalite has no crystal form, but its beauty lies in clear glassy botryoidal appearance. All hyalite fluoresces green, a property of certain minerals when illuminated with ultraviolet light. Large size, very nice specimen, compare our price.
SQUARE TOP MOUNTAIN, QLD.
75 x 72 x 45mm
Price: $ 44.00 Product ID: 1874
For sale is a Broken Hill, inesite. This features lustrous, radiating, acicular inesite sprays on nicely contrasting matrix. Some of the crystals which are a translucent fleshy orange, are terminated in some of the vugs. Inesite is not a real common mineral from this location. Pics show the specimen is double sided display, and I pretty sure the white mineral is apophylitte. Ex M J Stott collection.
BROKEN HILL. NSW.
34 x 31 x 19mm
Price: $ 34.00 Product ID: 2560