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 2019 home show will on 23rd March
Our 7th home show - our back from the Tucson, Arizona show is on Saturday 23rd March 9:00am to 3:30am! email me or SMS 0419 661 962 to get your invite!

23rd March 2019 
Our 7th Home show!

We are holding our 7th annual "Back from Tucson" show at our home on bayside Brisbane on 23rd March.
please email us or ring or SMS 
0419 661 962 to obtain an invitation and directions!

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 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.

Tucson, Arizona, was our last overseas mineral adventure!
In January/February 2019 we travelled to the famous Tucson mineral show in Arizona, USA

20 kg crocoite specimen from Tasmania

Tasmanian Crocoite
In October 2017 we were rapt to obtain a large quantity of 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).

Mineralientage München, Germany & St Marie aux Mines, France
In 2017 and 2018 Tony and Jude attended the largest European mineral shows and have a select range of specimens, including Gwindel quartzes. We will again attend St Marie aux Mines in June 2019.

We have a very few of 2019 Mineral and Crystal Calendars left if you want a copy
Don't miss out on our annual Minerals and Crystals calendar! Our limited edition calendars are still available for order or pickup at the many shows we attend! (While stocks last!). Go to our calendar page to find out more and access an order form.

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Our 2019 show schedule is still in draft so some dates may change . . 

Tucson 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, Bundall, Gold Coast, SE Queensland
11-12 May 2019
Lismore Gemfest, NSW
18 -19 May 2019
Mt Gravatt Lapidary Club show, SE Qld 
25 May 2019
Gem & Mineral Show, Arena Sports Club, Yagoona, Sydney, NSW 
1 - 2 June 2019
St Marie auz Mines, Gem and Mineral Show, France
June 2019

Central Coast Crystal & Craft Festival, Gosford, Central Coast, NSW

17-18 August 2019
Waterloo Bay Gem Show, Hemmant, SE Qld
31 August 2019
Ipswich District Lapidary Club show, SE Qld
7 September 2019
Bribie Island Gem Festival, 
SE Qld
14 - 15 September 2019
Camden Crystal Festival, Camden, NSW
September 2019 ???
Beenleigh Gem Show, SE Qld 
5 October 2019
Mingara Gem Show, Gosford, Central Coast, NSW
12 - 13 October 2019
Bundaberg Gem & Mineral Society show, SE Qld
2 - 3 November 2018
Suncoast Gem show, Mooloolaba, SE Qld
16 November 2019
Redcliffe Gem Show, SE Qld
30 Nov -1 Dec 2019 ???

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