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

Hello from Mineral Store stocking 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.

Tony is 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.

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 aim to follow 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 2023

Due to COVID19 the show circuit is still in disarray! 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.

The below picture shows Tony’s well stocked room – we look forward to having something similar in the future. 

International Mineral Shows

We travel extensively overseas to purchase the very best specimens to sell within Australia.  In 2020 David attended the Tucson Arizona USA show. 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.

 2024 version is now available. We will have copies at shows or you can order from us online.

$20 each or $18 each when buying more than one

(plus postage $10 within Australia) 

 

Australian Mineral sPECIMENS

 

We now have an online store here on this website

Please check often to see what new material is added.

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!

 

 

2023 Australian mineral show schedule 

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

Completed Shows:- 2024:-

Minerama Glen Innes

Canberra Rockswap

Coffs Harbour Crystal Festival

Upcoming Shows – 2024:-

National Gem and Crystal Show

Hawkesbury PCYC. April 20/21

Lismore Gemfest

Lismore Showgrounds May 18/19

Rockhampton Gem Expo

Rockhampton Showgrounds Aug 17/18

Toowoomba Gemfest.                

Bundaberg Gemshow                              November 4/5 2023

 

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

 

We stock back issues of the Mineralogical Record as well as the Australian Journal of Mineralogy!

We have over 600 new and used copies of this great mineral resource available for purchase. Please check the stock list for price (AU$) and availability. Correct as at 04/2021
(Discounts may apply for multiple buys – please ask)

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