THE AUSSIE MINERAL HUB COLLECTION
A rare specimen from Brownes Shaft, Broken Hill NSW and one of which many people say is arguably the place of the finest secondary galena in the world. Acquired from Tony of Mineral Store Australia from the ex collection of Kenneth Hartnett.
Great Australian pseudomorph, of chalcedony replacing calcite. Pretty cool seeing how uncommon it is! These were found by a farmer by the name of Ron Green on a property in Lyndhurst near Neville.
One look at this and many people will know it’s from Riemvasmaak, South Africa because nowhere else in the world will you find gemmy, excellent green octahedral fluorite specimens like these.
Heulandite is one of the more common zeolite minerals. It has a very distinctive coffin-shaped crystals. This specimen was unearthed in Tambar Springs which is a small town in the North West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia.
A great miniature example of a Broken Hill NSW Rhodonite crystal in association with many smaller crystals in shiny Silver bearing Galena. These are found in the sulfide zone of the Broken Hill silver-lead mines.
An interesting specimen of milky quartz with secondary amethyst overgrowth from Harts Range Northern Territory. Overall a great size for the area.
Early November 2016 was an exceptional week fossicking at Torrington NSW for brothers Jai and Chris Keevers and the assistance of Adrian Miller finding the ‘Wishing Well’ pocket.
This fantastic specimen features a stem of dark smoky (morion) Quartz that is topped by a scepter crystal of natural golden Citrine from Bismuth Dam in Torrington, NSW from the famous ‘Moonlight Pocket’ which was discovered in 2012.
This Beryl var Aquamarine specimen was mined from Arkaroola, Flinders Ranges in South Australia and was originally part of the G & J Akkerman Collection.
Fantastic old specimen of Calcite & Sphalerite. This was mined in Elmwood Mine, Carthage Tennessee, USA over 50 years ago.
Allophane has short-range atomic order, it is a mineraloid, rather than a mineral which was mined Mexico. This specimen shows great under a UV light.
Zircon is a natural mineral found in a very small area in the central part of Australia, a remote region called the Mud Tank Zircon Field in Harts Ranges, Northern Territory. One side of this has been polished and gives a nice touch to the specimen.
LATEST EXPLORATION TRIPS
A short trip away with a few guys up to the Grawin, Glengarry and Sheepyard Opal Fields and Lightning Ridge in northern NSW.
AUSSIE MINERAL HUB
Over the course of 20 plus years, I have collected minerals & crystals from all over the world with a focus on Australian specimens. Aussie Mineral Hub was created to share the collection with you and build a community around learning what this fascinating earth has to offer.