Find fine and rare mineral specimens from worldwide locations for sale on this web page. All mineral specimens on display are chosen for their aesthetic beauty and rarity including many old classics.
We regularly travel to Sri Lanka, Burma, India, Vietnam and other countries to source our material. Quality mineral specimens and mineral collections from worldwide localities.
All prices in Australian Dollars.
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For sale is a stunning lazurite crystal from Afghanistan, this came from the collection of the person I consider the most unheard of major collector in Australia. The late Rev, Albert Gardiner, of Ashfield, NSW. A small piece of background here, as a volunteer, Bert along with Albert Chapmen, once was and cleaned every specimen in the collection of the Australian museum and the reserve collection, a mazing. Bert had a fine eye for minerals, and his last collection was of exquisite thumbnails, of which this is one. The pics speak for themselves! Check the price of lesser specimen than this in minfind.com! and they are in US dollars!
SAR-E-SANG,(THE OLDEST CONTINUOUS MINING OPERATION IN THE WORLD, SINCE 4000BC.) AFGHANISTAN.
39 x 20 x 18mm
Price: $ 175.00 Product ID: 3234
This is the first piece of Libyan desert glass we have had to offer. Libyan Desert Glass (LDG) is a naturally occurring glass made of silica (silicon dioxide), and generally found in the Libyan Desert - the Western Desert of west Egypt, widely scattered along the Libyan-Egyptian border (the Great Erg). Scientists say the glass is the largest known deposit of a natural silica glass on the planet Earth (about 98% SiO2). The transparent-to-translucent pieces are clear-to-opaque white or yellow-to-green in colour, which glitter like gems in the bright desert sun. This specimen appears to have been used as a ancient scrapping tool, one of their many uses. Ex Christo Lees.
45 x 30 x 7mm
Price: $ 45.00 Product ID: 3190
For sale is a wonderful slice of Liddicoatite a rare tourmaline member from Burma. Liddicoatite with blue center is ultra uncommon, slice has been polished both sides, fine definition triangles are considered the most desirable material. This material is very rarely seen from this location! Actually this was the only attractive slice we were able to obtain on our recent visit to Burma.
KHAT CHAY MINE MOMEIK, BURMA.
21 x 14.5 x 3mm
Price: $ 135.00 Product ID: 4518
For sale is a small but ultra rare liroconite from Cornwall, U.K. This species is often described as the "holy grail" of mineral collecting. This species dates back nearly 200 years, as it was first described and named in 1825. This piece hosts sharp, lustrous, very well-formed, beautiful blue color crystals, there are also individual distinct crystals on the back of the piece. The green color is actually a result of the camera, having difficulty reproducing the fine blue color.
WHEAL GORLAND CORNWALL, U.K.
7 x 6.5 x 5mm
Price: $ 135.00 Product ID: 4010
For sale is a malachtite stalactite from Zaire. This specimen has been polished on both ends (one end not shown, flat polish) for added beauty. Please believe me this is way way better than the pics indicate. The polished ends particularly the top literally sparkles.
38 x 20 x 19mm
Price: $ 22.00 Product ID: 3709
For sale is a wulfenite on malachite, from Tsumeb, Namibia. Wulfenite can be considered a bit uncommon from Tsumeb. This has wulfenite crystal on both sides, including one very nice one with malachite inclusions. Under magnification this is very entertaining, and I would say there are a couple of other minerals associated. Well formed crystals, attractive malachite.
TSUMEB MINE, TSUMEB, NAMIBIA.
56 x 36 x 15mm
Price: $ 20.00 Product ID: 4123
For sale is a lush malachite from the famous 1980s find in Zaire. This specimen is a bit unusual in that besides having the classic "wet look" hugely lustrous surface, this also has thick banded malachite formations (suitable for cutting), as seen in the second pic. Today these are becoming quite hard to find. Fine sizes specimen. Ex Garry Farnham collection.
KOLWIZI DIST, KATANGA, ZAIRE.
98 x 65 x 31mm
Price: $ 75.00 Product ID: 2637
For sale is an interesting pink calcite (mangarno) on pyrite from the rapidly becoming famous, Huanggang mine, Inner Mongolia. Sharp, undamaged crystals of calcite sit on a bid of bright (not shown clearly in the pic) pyrite crystals. This is quite unusual for this location, this is the first one I have seen on undamaged pyrite! The fluorescence is first rate as would be expected! and the specimen comes with its original label, showing the original purchase cost, $135.00. These have only been available for a couple of years, so this was a relatively recent price!
HUANGGANG MINE CHIFENG, INNER MONGOLIA,
93 x 55 x 37mm
Price: $ 80.00 Product ID: 4343
For sale is a complete and complex mauve spinel group from Vietnam. Spinel of this color is uncommon in crystals, this is also fascinating because the group of interlocking crystals together form the shape of a single crystal, the crystals are translucent, with a sweet saturated color! This specimen also exhibits outstanding pink fluorescence!
LOK YEN, YEN BEI, VEITNAM.
31 x 25 x 18mm
Price: $ 78.00 Product ID: 4532