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 large smoky quartz crystal from Cardinia Creek, Melbourne. Specimens from this old location are very hard to obtain, single crystals of this size, were very uncommon. There is a small ding on the back of the top termination, but overall the condition is good. When held up to the light the crystal is transparent for at least the top 50mm. There are a couple of strong phantoms at the top, not seen in the pics. Ex Brian Hutchinson collection.
CARDINIA CREEK, MELBOURNE, VIC.
120 x 70 x 58mm
Price: $ 75.00 Product ID: 2318
For sale is an Australian classic minerals, stibnite from Hillgrove, NSW. A few years ago we were fortunate to be able to purchase the collection of the late Roland Hill, who had been the mine geologist at the Hillgrove mine. This highly lustrous crystal was part of the collection. There have been no specimen available from this mine for years, these were amongst the last obtained, the mine has now been put on maintenance only for the last few years. It is not common that crystals are seen so thick from this location.
HILLGROVE MINE, HILLGROVE, NSW.
39 x 19 x 14mm
Price: $ 42.00 Product ID: 2448
For sale is a stibnite in quartz, from the most famous Nambucca valley stibnite mine, at Purgatory creek. This field , know as the Taylors Arm field, is actually closely associated with the Hillgrove deposits, both being part of the Eastern Nambucca Block. Actually there is only about 30klm separating the two fields. Specimens from Purgatory Creek , these days are as rare as hens teeth. This piece came originally from Eve Knights rock shop in Nambucca Heads,about 30 years ago.
PURGATORY MINE, TAYLORS ARM, NAMBUCCA VALLEY, NSW.
53 x 52 x 35mm
Price: $ 49.00 Product ID: 1723
For sale is a stibnite on quartz matrix from Hillgrove NSW. This is a classic old specimen, which we obtained from Adam Wright (Adelaide mine, owner), many years ago. Stibnite on matrix, from Australia's premier stibnite location is fairly uncommon, with the vast majority of specimens, that came out being individual crystals. This has excellent terminations, and good luster considering its age(most likely more that 60 years old). Classic Australian location, very difficult to obtain matrix specimens.
28 x 20 x 19mm
Price: $ 37.00 Product ID: 2228
For sale is a tabular quartz, from Tingha sand mining operation, in Tingha, NSW. This location produces a whole range of quartz crystals, but there are not that many tabby crystal found there. There is the very smallest bit of chatter on the top termination, and a couple of small dings visible in the second pic. Overall a nice specimen, with good transparency, and size.
TINGHA , NSW.
46 x 29 x 14mm
Price: $ 18.00 Product ID: 2873
For sale is a piece tiger eye with a iron bar at the top, from Pilbara, W.Aust. This large natural specimen shows the eye movement very well, there are no internal cavities so the piece could be cut an polished if required.
78 x 55 x 33mm
Price: $ 32.00 Product ID: 3414
For sale is an uncommon torbernite from Ranger mine, N.T. The now ageing Ranger mine was first developed in the early 1970s, and it is known specimen wise for outstanding world class Saleeite crystal. So these torbernites , mined very early in the mines life, are quiet uncommon, and hard to access or rarely seen today. Collected by and from the collection of Norman and Jocine Robinson.
RANGER MINE, KAKADU NATIONAL PARK, N.T.
46 x 20 x 20mm
Price: $ 35.00 Product ID: 2386
For sale is a torbernite from Lake Boga,Vic. This features glassy clear torbernite crystals, perfect and transparent emerald green. This beauty really need some magnification to be appreciated, even at small magnification these crystal are just beautiful, against the white (albite) matrix. Outstanding.
LAKE BOGA QUARRY, LAKE BOGA, TAS.
33 x 25 x 20mm
Price: $ 20.00 Product ID: 2417
For sale is a trilithionite from the Londonderry Lithium deposit. A nice specimen with smallish plates of reasonably intense purple lepidolite in a pegmatite matrix of weathered feldspar and quartz . Tjos os a excellent example of Australian trilithionite , and has a very early number (58) from Bernie Whytes collection, so my guess is that it was mined in the 1960s or early 70s. NOTE. Trilithionite and lepidolite are closely related, and it turns out that all lepidolites previously labeled as such have been found to be trilithionite.
45 x 40 x 33mm
Price: $ 26.00 Product ID: 3136
For sale is a turgite (hematite goethite mix) specimen from W.Aust.The geologist I got these from told me that the turgite had actually been replaced by silica. There is a range of colors on both sides of the piece, but they are probably best observed in light.
GOLD MINE 25KLM NORTH OF KALGOORLIE, W.AUST.
86 x 55 x 20mm
Price: $ 16.00 Product ID: 2946
For sale is a wonderful Australian variscite from the western slopes of Mt Deverell, W.Aust. The pics really speak for themselves. This location produced undoubtedly our finest variscite specimen, not only that but there have been an amazing amount of rare species found associated with this material, foggite (whiteish outside rim),wardite, brushite and a whiteite group mineral. Interesting.
MT DEVERELL, W.AUST
112 x 98 x 12mm
Price: $ 86.00 Product ID: 2460
For sale is a wardite on matrix from Iron Knob. Wardite is a rare phosphate. This has a vug full of small cream colored crystals. I know little about wardite, but from what I understand, this location has produced the only decent specimen in Australia. Ex George Stacey collection.
IRON MONARCH OPEN CUT, IRON KNOB, S.AUST.
38 x 37 x 21mm
Price: $ 26.00 Product ID: 3225