from Mineral Store!
Tony and Jude Forsyth have
lived in bayside Brisbane, Australia for almost 40 years. Tony has
been an avid mineral collector for close to 50! Their trading venture - the "Mineral Store" business allows them
to bring a large selection of minerals and finely crystallised
specimens, collected over many years, to the market. Tony has been
a past president of the Mineralogical
Society of Queensland and is also the current Honorary
Curator of the Minerals
Heritage Museum located within the Queensland Museum at
Southbank in Brisbane so has a wealth of knowledge to share.
||Tony is recognised for his dedication to the promotion of
mineral collecting and our mineral heritage
On June 12th 2017, Tony was proud to
receive the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for
"Service promoting mineral
collecting and Australia's mineral heritage" in the 2017 Queen's
Birthday honours. News Article: Dedication
recognised in Queens Birthday Honours
Tony's passion for minerals and
collecting means that you will always get sound advice and
quality specimens at fair prices. Please feel free to contact us
if you have a special mineral requirement, a collection to be appraised or
that special specimen.
Our next show is the
Toowoomba Lapidary Club Gemfest
Why not visit us at the Centenary Heights High School, Ramsey
Street, Toowoomba on Sat 19th - Sun 20th October 2019.
Tony Forsyth is approved by the Federal Government to value Mineral
specimens, gold specimens, gem crystals and meteorites
"Approved to value for the Australian Government's
Cultural Gifts Program"
We travel overseas and
within Australia to select the very best specimens for our stock
The world famous Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil show is held in Arizona USA every year. We
attend for almost a month each year to select the very best pieces that
mineral dealers and miners from around the world have to offer.
This year we imported
over 800kgs of high quality specimens! If you wish to
view our display, then please phone or email to make an appointment.
(We also attended the St Marie show in Alsace, France in June
2017 and 2019 and Munich in 2018).
Specimens from the John and
Sandy Roe collection!
We have purchased a collection of fine minerals from long
time Tasmanian collectors, John and Sandy Roe of Queenstown,
Tasmania! To look through
the portfolio of John and Sandy's specimens, please
follow this link.
our mineral showroom
If you would like to view our material at our showroom, then
please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mb 0419 661 962 or Ph 07 3396 9769 for an appointment as
visits are by prior arrangement only.
In October 2017 we were pleased to obtain a large quantity of
the rare mineral, crocoite,
mined in the early 1990s at the famous Adelaide Mine, Dundas,
Tasmania by the late Frank Mihajilowitz. Please contact us if your would like to purchase
specimens. (This is Tony holding one of the larger pieces which
weighs close to 20kgs).
Germany & St Marie aux Mines, France
In 2018 and 2019 Tony and Jude
attended the largest European mineral shows and we now have a select
range of specimens, including Gwindel quartzes. We will again
attend the Tucson Arizona show in early 2020.
Our 2020 Mineral and Crystal
Calendars are now available!
For the eighth year I have released a limited edition calendar,
featuring some of our highlight and iconic specimens that we
This year I was aided by Man Cheung with the photography to
produce this high quality A3 size calendar. See us at shows or
purchase using an order form here.
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Our 2019 Australian & OS mineral show schedule.
Gem and Mineral Show, Arizona, USA
Jan - Feb 2019
North Brisbane Lapidary
Club show, Brackenridge, SE Qld
2 - 3 March 2019
Minerama - Glen Innes, NSW
8 -10 March 2019
Mineral Store Australia
Our Home Show!
Wynnum, Brisbane, SE Qld
23 March 2019 - Invitation only
Canberra Rockswap, ACT
30 - 31 March 2019
Gemboree, Rockhampton, Central Queensland
19 - 22 April 2019 (Easter)
Redcliffe Gem Show, SE Qld
4 -5 May 2019
Gold Coast Crystal and Craft Festival, Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast, SE
11-12 May 2019
Lismore Gemfest, NSW
Gravatt Lapidary Club show, SE Qld
25 May 2019
Gem & Mineral Show, Arena Sports Club, Yagoona, Sydney, NSW
1 - 2 June 2019
St Marie aux Mines, Gem and Mineral Show,
Central Coast Crystal & Craft Festival, Gosford, Central
17-18 August 2019
Carlingford Gem and Craft Show, Sydney, NSW
24-25 August 2019
Waterloo Bay Gem Show, Hemmant, Brisbane, SE Qld
31 August 2019
Ipswich District Lapidary Club show, SE Qld
7 September 2019
Bribie Island Gem Festival,
14 - 15 September 2019
Camden Crystal Festival, Camden, NSW
21 - 22 September 2019
Gemkhana, Hawkesbury, Richmond, NSW
28 - 29 September 2019
Beenleigh Gem Show, SE Qld
5 October 2019
Central Coast Gem Show, near Gosford, Central
12 - 13 October 2019
Toowoomba, SE Qld
19 - 20 October 2019
Gold Coast Cystal, Gem and Jewellery Show
26 October 2019
Bundaberg Gem & Mineral
02 - 03 November 2019
Redcliffe Xmas Gem Show, Redcliffe, SE Qld
9 - 10 Nov 2019
Suncoast Gem show, Mooloolaba, SE Qld
16 November 2019
NOTE: we do not value or purchase cut and polished gems or