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.
A fine plate of pyrite on slate from Authur river in Tasmania.The nearly complete coverage of pyrite crystals make a great great contrast against scattering of the slate matrix. Pyrite on slate is not common worldwide. These are top specimens for this association, and a bit of a Tasmanian classic.
ARTHUR RIVER, TAS.
96 x 32 x 27
Price: $ 42.00 Product ID: 2046
Ex Smithsonian collection Rare lusterous flower of pinkish, brown crystal. Comes with Rob Lavinsky label and Smithsonian collection box.
This piece probably dates to the 1920's or earlier.
What may look like contacts is actually lustre on the crystals.
Broken Hill, NSW
95 x38 x45 mm
Price: $ 550.00 Product ID: 141
For sale is a rare pyromorphite specimen from the Orlando Mine, Tennant Creek. N.T. This very large piece was collected by Norman Robinson in the early 1970s, and features a surface blanketed with bright green pyromorphite crystals, sitting on a contrasting kaolin matrix. The matrix is a quiet interesting banded ironstone, the rear is quiet interesting (needing magnification) I can see galena, pyromorphite and at least three other minerals(one may be a botryoidal brown pyro) Fascinating piece, this was the largest and last specimen from a very small group collected, NOTE, All buyers please contact regarding postage costs, this is heavy!
ORLANDO MINE, TENNANT CREEK, N.T.
190 x 124 x 50mm
Price: $ 185.00 Product ID: 3339
For sale is a smoky quartz crystal from Wolfram Camp, Dimbulah, QLD. We obtain this specimen a few years ago, from Jack's Minerals, just before mining ceased at this historic location. Weigh is 440gms. Good sized example from this local.
WOLFRAM CAMP, NTH QLD
95 x 70 x 66mm
Price: $ 25.00 Product ID: 2234
For sale is a fine quartz crystal from Toms Mountain, Qld. The crystal is in pristine condition, the top two thirds are virtually internally flawless. There is very slightest tinge of pink from a light dusting of hematite. Crystal of this quality and size are not common today. There is a very small area of massive quartz, attached to the rear, which probably could be removed if desired.
TOMS MTN, MT ISA DIST, QLD.
118 x 53 x 28mm
Price: $ 80.00 Product ID: 3487
For sale is a large quartz crystal, from a little known Torrington local. The crystal has excellent luster on all the display faces. The size and clarity of this old specimen, makes it rather unusual for the district. There is one small ding on the back of the tip, which is not seen when displayed. Ex Murray Robinson collection, (Sydney)
APPLY ORCHARD FLATS, STANTHORPE ROAD, TORRINGTON.
164 x 50 x 43mm
Price: $ 220.00 Product ID: 1229
For sale is a neat group of quartz crystals from Silent Grove, Torrington, nsw. These crystals are milky at the bottom , going to transparent quartz at the tops, with maybe a hint of smoky coloring. The crystals have excellent luster, there are a couple of very minor dings. One crystal on the back side out of view is broken. We obtained this at NSW Mineralogical Society swap a couple of years ago. Very hard to get good Australian quartz groups today.
SILENT GROVE, TORRINGTON, NSW
83 x 80 x 55mm
Price: $ 46.00 Product ID: 1886
For sale is an uncommon rhodonite with quartz crystal on it, from Broken Hill. very interesting specimen, the quartz crystal are all double terminated and quite water clear,(hard to tell from the pics) they have very very minimal damage, and excellent luster. To find such good clear quartz crystal sitting on galena, is extremely uncommon. Great little piece, ex Chris Parkinson collection.
BROKEN HILL, NSW
43 x 27 x 15mm
Price: $ 44.00 Product ID: 3108
For sale is a very interesting Agate Creek specimen, this an unusual piece for Agate Creek as the original material was calcite. This has been completely replaced by quartz as a pseudomorph. Then a second generation of drusy quartz came along and covered the top of the original pseudo calcite. Its the first one we have seen. Ex Ken Mitchell collection.
AGATE CREEK, NTH QLD.
121 x 98 x 45mm
Price: $ 42.00 Product ID: 1835
For sale is a lusterous rhodonite crystal from Broken Hill. This crystal has good but not great transparency, its undamaged, with perfect terminations. This picture was taken under lights, which give the crystal a little more internal life, than when viewed not under lights. Fine thumbnail specimen, getting very hard to obtain, in this quality.
BROKEN HILL, NSW.
15 x 10 x 9mm
Price: $ 60.00 Product ID: 2440
For sale is a decidedly different Mt Hay rhyolite. We have never seen anything quiet like this before, (the name sperulitic, was on the label, that came with it). Its hard to put into words a description of this, unique is probably the best word. I will let the pictures do the talking. Mined at least 45 years ago. Ex Brian Hutchinson collection.
MT HAY, QLD.
215 x 60 x 21mm
Price: $ 95.00 Product ID: 2335
For sale is a sampleite from North Parkes, NSW. The specimen has a decent distribution of platey crystal's in rosette like form. Sampleite is a rare sodium, calcium, copper chloro phosphate, found rarely in copper deposits in arid areas. The species is know for its vibrant blue color, please note, what appears whitish in the pics is actually a good blue color in reality.
ENDEAVOUR NO. 26 ORE BODY, NORTH PARKES, NSW.
28 x 22 x 12mm
Price: $ 32.00 Product ID: 2938