Stocking a large range of high-quality collector mineral specimens & crystals

Mineral Store australia Queensland’S largest range of fine minerals and crystals

Mineral Store Australia was founded by Tony and Jude Forsyth in 2012. Tony has been an avid mineral collector for over 50 years and Mineral Store Australia was established to allow them to bring a large selection of minerals and finely crystallised specimens, collected over countless years, to the market.

In June 2021 Tony and Jude retired and sold the business to David and Janelle Bissett. David is another long-time collector and began dealing at shows in 2009. David and Janelle are local to Tony and Jude in Brisbane and are well known for their current business – Australian Rocks and Minerals. David was the purchaser of the Norman Donpon Estate Collection in 2018 and has an extensive knowledge of lapidary work as well as mineral collecting.

David and Janelle have followed on from Tony’s passion for minerals and collecting which means that you will always receive 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 a special specimen for a present. We offer vouchers as presents for a special occasion.

Mineral Shows in 2024

Please revisit to see our latest information. If you are having withdrawal symptoms, why not visit our Mineral Sales Page!

 

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”
If you would like a valuation please contact us and we will pass your details on to Tony.

 

Iconic specimens!

In 2020 we purchased a fabulous old specimen to repatriate to Australia! Nickname “Brutus” by the buyer, it is a 43kg jackstraw specimen of cerussite from Broken Hill, NSW, Australia.

 

Mineral Store Australia only takes a small percentage of our stock to shows. Please let us know if you are after something in particular – with thousands of specimens in stock you never know what we might have!

HOME SHOW

We usually have a home show event at Birkdale on Brisbane’s Bayside during the year to give people an opportunity to see some of the stock we don’t take to shows. In addition to our excellent mineral and crystal specimens we also have great quality lapidary rough and decorator specimens including some spectacular petrified wood suitable for landscaping projects.

International Mineral Shows

We travel extensively overseas to purchase the very best specimens to sell within Australia. David has attended the Tucson Arizona USA shows and we have been busy using our extensive contacts built up over the years to ensure we continue to bring fresh stock to our customers.

In past years Tony and Jude have made multiple visits to the Munich Show and the St Marie aux Mines show in France.

 

Tony Forsyth calendars

The annual Mineral Store Australia calendar has been a keenly awaited release each year for the past 10 years – adorning walls well beyond the calendar year.

 Please email us if you would like to be put on the contact list for when the calendar is available 

 

Australian Mineral sPECIMENS

 

We are in the process of updating our online specimens and on 1st July 2024 will be Relaunching this.

Tasmanian Crocoite

 

In October 2017 we obtained 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. This 33cm specimen was our latest delivery!

 

 

2024 Australian mineral show schedule 

We recommend you check our Facebook page to confirm our attendance at a show.

Minerama Glen Innes

Canberra Rockswap

Coffs Harbour Crystal Festival

National Gem and Crystal Show

Hawkesbury PCYC. April 20/21

Lismore Gemfest

Caboolture Gemshow August 3rd

Rockhampton Gem Expo

Western Sydney Gem and Crystal Expo Penrith August 24/25

Waterloo Bay  Gemshow Aug 31st

Ipswich Gemshow Sept 7th

Bribie Island Gemshow Sept 21/22

NSWState Gem and Mineral Show – Hawkesbury NSW Sep 28/29

Beenleigh Gemshow Oct 5

Nambour Gemfest Oct 12

Toowoomba Gemfest Oct 19/20

Bundaberg Gemfair November 2/3

 

Please Note: In addition to purchasing mineral collections we also purchase lapidary material. We do not purchase cut gemstones.

 

RUM JUNGLE MINERALS

The Rum Jungle Area in the Northern Territory is famous for its production of iconic Australian Mineral Specimens of Malachite, Pyromorphite and Cerussite and combinations of these. 

We are proud to be the purchasers of the personal collection of one of the participants on the famous 1977 dig at this location. This purchase took place in late May 2024.

These beautiful pieces will be available at our shows throughout the rest of 2024, and also by appointment at our Birkdale Qld location.

They are a bit fragile in our opinion to post however if you see a picture of something you like please let us know and we will see what we can arrange.

 

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