Now stocking a large range of high-quality collector mineral specimens & crystals close to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


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Hello 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 mineral show!
Our next show is listed as North Brisbane on 29 February 2020, but will most likely be Minerama at Glen Innes on 13/14/15 March 2020. (unless North Brisbane Club can get their act together). Check closer to the date please.

Specimen Valuations

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.

Visiting our mineral showroom 

If you would like to view our material at our showroom, then please email us at mineral@gil.com.au or Mb 0419 661 962 or Ph 07 3396 9769 for an appointment as visits are by prior arrangement only.

20 kg crocoite specimen from Tasmania

Tasmanian Crocoite
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).

International Mineral Shows
We travel extensively to obtain the very best specimens for sale within Australia. Over the past 12 months we have attended the Tucson Arizona USA show, the Munich Germany Show and the St Marie aux Mines show in France. Once again we will be attending the world's largest show in Tucson Arizona in January and February 2020.

Our 2020 Mineral and Crystal Calendars are still available!
For the eighth year I have released a limited edition calendar, featuring some of our highlight and iconic specimens that we sell.
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.

2020 Mineral and Crystal calendar

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Our draft 2020 Australian & OS mineral show schedule. 
(draft at December 2019)

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, Arizona, USA
Jan - Feb 2020

North Brisbane Lapidary  Club show, Brackenridge, SE Qld 

Feb 29 - 1 March 2020
(be aware show is in doubt at this time)
Minerama - Glen Innes, NSW
13 -15 March 2020
Mineral Store Australia
Our Home Show!
Wynnum, Brisbane, SE Qld
 
21 March 2020 - Invitation only
Canberra Rockswap, ACT 
28 - 29 March 2020
Gemboree, Albury, NSW 
(Vic border)
10 - 13  April 2020 (Easter)
Windsor South Show,
western Sydney, NSW
 
18 - 19 April 2020
Redcliffe Gem Show, SE Qld
2 -3  May 2020
Lismore Gemfest, NSW
16 -17 May 2020
Mt Gravatt Lapidary Club show, SE Qld 
30 May 2020
Bankstown Gem & Mineral Show, Arena Sports Club, Yagoona, Sydney, NSW 
6 - 7 June 2020
St Marie aux Mines, Gem and Mineral Show, France
June 2020
Mineral Store Australia
Back from St Marie France Home Show!
Wynnum, Brisbane, SE Qld
 
August 2020 - Invitation only
Date to be announced.

PLEASE NOTE: we do not value or purchase cut and polished gems or cutting rough. 

We stock back issues of the Mineralogical Record!
We have over 400 new and used copies of this great mineral resource available for purchase. Please check the spreadsheet for price (AU$) and availability. Correct as at 30/11/2018
(Discounts may apply for multiple buys - please ask)

Mineralogical records

We Buy Collections!
Have you a collection of mineral specimens that you wish to dispose of? Do you have a specimen that you want a valuation on? Often a relative passes away and you have no idea what to do with their collection. We can give assistance with valuations, and often purchase collections. 

Mineral Store Australia - ABN 65 497 018 790