Australian Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

 

 

The minerals of Australia rival those from anywhere in the world, when found in quality specimens.

 

 

 

 

OKM-108

OKM-108      Dravite    Yinnietharra, Australia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Prev. in the Senekenberg Nature Museum Moinz, Germany.  Once very common excellent examples of this material have now become rare.  This certainly is an excellent example measuring 11 x 9.5 x 8 cm.  It is several intergrown crystals of high luster and the typical deep brown color.  A couple very small scuffs on bottom of piece.  The attachments appear to be tiny crystallized micas and feldspars.  Displays great from any direction.  High quality specimen!!  I've seen so many hundreds of these and this is as good as any I've encountered.  Comes with a custom engraves acrylic base.  $1,300

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-412

OKN-412    Dravite     Yinnietharra, Western Australia.  Ex Nancy Collins collection.  5.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm floater with minor chipping as seen (typical of these).  This is a rather small one for the local but it still has all the great characteristics expected: fine form, excellent brown color, and high luster.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-461

OKN-461    Dravite    Yinnietharra, Western Australia.  Small for one of these measuring only 4.3 x 3 x 2.5 cm.  Two intergrown, well formed, lustrous tourmaline crystals.  One has chipping on one end, otherwise in excellent condition.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-157

OKL-157    Molybdenite   Wolfram Camp, Queensland, Australia.  2.5 x 1.7 x .8 cm massive sheets of molybdenite.  $10

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-533

OKL-533     Mimetite    Mt. Bonny Mine, Australia.  A nice cluster of well-formed hexagonal crystals averaging about 1 cm in diameter each.  Placed high on the matrix displaying well.  The piece measures 2.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm and in very good condition showing only a minor contact on one side.  An excellent example of material that has become increasingly difficult to find on today’s market.  Mounted in a perky box.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-524

OKL-524     Mimetite    Mt. Bonny Mine, Australia.  A nice cluster of well formed crystals measuring 3 x 3 x 1.8 cm with crystals to 1.2 cm each.  Some minor damage but a couple of the crystals are very nice and damage free.  Mounted in a perky box.   $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-508

OKL-508     Mimetite    Mt. Bonny Mine, Australia.  A nice cluster of well formed crystals measuring 2.9 x 2 x 1.7 cm with crystals to 1.9 cm.  Some edge etching and one crystal is broken along one edge.  Overall nice and a good representative of this desirable material. Mounted in a perky box.   $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-189

OKK-189    Scholzite  Near Blinman, Australia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunnning collection.  Matrix coated by crystals and blue botryoidal masses.  7 x 4.7 x 3.7 cm.  Crystallization on most sides so it displays well.  Mounted in a perky box.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-645

OKJ-645    Prehnite    Prospect Quarry, Prospect, Cumberland County, New South Wales Australia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Very high luster grouping of cream/tan colored crystals on matrix wit minor gemmy clear natrolite crystals near base.  3.3 x 2 x 1.1 cm.  Great condition with only a minor area of scrapping at very base.  Unusual color and excellent example.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-646

OKJ-646    Cassiterite     Elsmore Mine, New South Wales, Australia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A nice, damage free twin measuring 1.3 x 1.1 x .9 cm.  Very high luster.  Good specimen.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-615

OKJ-615     Cassiterite     Elsmore Mine, New South Wales, Australia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  1.4 x 1.4 x 1 cm grouping of crystals with minor matrix.  Small but very sharp, damage free and of the super high luster expected of top cassiterite crystals.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-396

OKJ-396    Silver    No, 1 Level, Elura Mine, near Cobar, N.S.W. Australia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Marcelle Weber collection and Kevin Davy collection.   Five crystallized wires (spinel law twinning?) to over 2 cm each.  No damage and attractive.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-397

OKJ-397    Silver    No, 1 Level, Elura Mine, near Cobar, N.S.W. Australia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Marcelle Weber collection and Kevin Davy collection.  Ten crystallized wires (spinel law twinning?) to over 1.5 cm each.  No damage and attractive.  $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-356

OKJ-356     Wulfenite    Whim Creek, Western Australia.  Ex. Paul and Dawn Dunning collection.  Gemmy, complex crystals to .2 cm each sit up off of a brown botryoidal goethite matrix.  Some damage to the matrix but not the crystal.  Very nice!  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-358

OKJ-358    Pyromorphite   South Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.  Ex. Paul and Dawn Dunning collection.  Here is a modern classic showing bright yellow green crystals on a matrix of metallic gray goethite matrix.  The piece measures 3.4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm.  Zero damage to these fragile acicular crystals.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-359

OKJ-359    Azurite Ball with Pseudomalachite and Chrysocolla   Mt. Glorious Mine, Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia.  Ex. Paul and Dawn Dunning collection.  A beautifully formed ball of azurite measuring .4 cm with other minerals on a 2.8 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm.  Great colors, fine form and uncommon locale.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-360

OKJ-360     Mimetite     Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia .  Ex. Paul and Dawn Dunning collection.  Attractive but small specimen with fine, lustrous crystal to .5 cm each.  No damage.  1.9 x .9 x .5 cm overall.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-917

OKH-917    Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite     Spring Creek, Mt. Painter, S.A., Australia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  2 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm specimen mounted in a perky box.  Total replacement showing okay crystal form from what was once a bladed grouping of azurite crystals.  No damage.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-985

OKH-985     Silver     Alura Mine, Cobar, N.S.W. Australia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  An attractive 2.3 cm long grouping of what appear to be spinel law twinned crystals in an aesthetic arrangement.  The patina varies from top to bottom as can be seen in the images.  It is currently mounted in a perky box.  Quite nice even with the color variation.  No damage.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opal  Lightning Ridge, Australia      Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.  1.3 cm diameter black opal.  This is a high dome of solid opal all of high quality.  All colors present in balanced quality.  Nicely polished and flashy for this type of material.  Again, poor photos but you will find this one to be an exceptional specimen in hand.  $750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-773

OKH-773    Mimetite    Mt. Bonney, N. Territory, Australia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A fine TN specimen with a single translucent, double terminated crystal sitting high on the matrix.  Fully formed and views well all around.  The crystal is .7 cm long and the piece is 2.4 x 2 x 1 cm.  No damage, excellent form and good luster.  A desirable specimen in all respects.  $100    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-755

OKH-755    Malachite after Azurite     Sir Dominic Mine, Australia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  This azurite rosette is totally replaced by green malachite.  Damage free floater mounted on a post in a perky box.  It measures 2.4 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm overall.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-595

OKI-595     Cassiterite        Elsmore Mine, New South Wales, Australia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  An exceedingly fine, nest type twin of cassiterite in a single crystal.  Minor edge contact, high luster and classic form.  Far better than most specimens I have seen from here.  Measures 1.1 cm on edge.  Damage free and aesthetic.  80$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-616

OKF-616    Dravite     Yinnietharra, Australia.  Ex. Jay Walter Collection.  Nice, brown floater crystal, 5 cm in diameter.  A nice example of this once common material.  Minor muscovite contacts.  Currently mounted in a perky box.  No damage.  Showy.  40$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-267

OKI-267     Silver     No. 1 Level, Elura Mine, near Cobar, New South Wales, Australia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, Prev. Marcelle Weber, Kevin Davy.  Five nice silvers to over 2 cm each.  All have great form, are damage free and are composed of strings of spinel law twins.  Sorry about the poor pics.  These are very sharply formed specimens.  Get them all for 95$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-467

OKF-467    Quartz and Calcite    Biggeden, Australia.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Lewis Beebe, 1976.  Unusual locality!  This 3.5 cm singly terminated quartz is frosted by tan colored micro quartz on exactly half (thankfully its back half) of the crystal.  Attached are clear calcites which contrast the quartz nicely.  The form variations, layout of the minerals and sharpness of the specimen all add to this pieces appeal.  A small internal bruise can be seen on the largest of the calcites but is not distracting.  This could be a magazine cover worthy specimen if properly photographed.  150$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-162

OKF-163    Malachite pseudo.  after Azurite    St. Dominic mine, Flinders Ridge, Australia.    Ex.  Nancy Collins collection.  This is an exceptional 4.3 x 2 0.5 x 1.8 cm azurite grows whose surface has been altered to velvet malachite.  The form is excellent and there is zero damage.  The specimen stands on edge for display.  A desirable Australian piece price at      $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-073

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OKF-073     Cerussite    Brown’s Prospect, Rum Jungle, Alligator Rivers Region, Northern Territories, Australia. Ex. Dr. Steven Chamberlain collection.  A fine reticulated cerussite twin with some minor basil and side contacts but very displayable.  This classic material has become very difficult to obtain these past few decades in decent specimens.  This crystal measures 3.5 x 2.5 cm and is approx. 1.3 cm thick.  The backside of crystal has an internal staining making it light green in some areas.  Crystallized almost everywhere.  A desirable piece at a reasonable price.  100$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-074

OKF-074     Rhodonite    North Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.  Ex. Dr. Steven Chamberlain collection.  Typical gemmy material with a high degree of internal fracturing.  The single blocky crystal is a deep red typical of the species and has the usual rounded off, melted appearance.  It measures 2.4 cm on its longest edge and is glued into the Preky box it is displayed in.  Desirable material from its classic location.  145$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-550

OKD-550     Rhodonite on Galena    Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.  Ex. Nancy Collins Collection.    A beautiful 2 cm crystal erupts vertically out of galena.  The crystal has gemmy regions with a good deal of internal flaws.  Although it may not appear gemmy, keep in mind that I never backlight my specimens like the competition loves to do.  You will be pleased with its color and clarity.  Double terminated with the basil termination being almost entirely buried in the galena.  The upper termination is damage free, fully exposed, complex and interesting.  Some faces are sharp and others morphed (or smoothed over) which is normal for these crystals.  Prism faces are all very clean.  3.2 x 1.6 x 1.6 overall.  Tiny rhodonite crystals climb up one side of the galena matrix.  A top, competitive thumbnail specimen.  Very rare to see these for sale and almost unheard of in this quality. Classic location, exceptionally well formed and a very rare and difficult to acquire specimen.   3,100$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-070

OKD-070   Dravite   Maydowns Station, Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.   Here is a rare piece to find.  At one time these specimens were refered to a “tourmaline grenades”.  12 x 9 x 9 cm parallel growth tourmaline cluster.  Deep black, high luster with some muscovite overgrowths.  Damage free.  Displays very nicely from all sides.  160$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-756

OKA-756 Cerussite/ Malachite Brown¹s Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia. 8 x 5.5 x 4.5 specimen of jackstraw cerussite crystals (white) on deep green malachite. Classic material. Some extraction damage. Nice color contrast. 120$

 

 

 

OKA-759 Stellerite Mount Mitchell Station, Tambar Springs, New South Wales, Australia. Big, stocky 8 x 6 cm crystal makes up the majority of this 10 x 7 x 7 cm specimen. Translucent and a nice salmon color. Displays nicely vertically with a stand. 300$

 

 

 

OKA-413 Glauberite Lake Bunbunga, Cochiel, South Australia. 8 x 8 x 5 cm hollow dome of well formed crystals to 2 cm each (average size of crystals is more like 1 to 1.5 cm). Grayish white, translucent. Displays from all side. Quality piece. 70$

 

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